marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

chapters or not

 Looked back at a work in progress.  Realized I had stopped putting in chapters about a tenth of the way in. . . .

Poked at it some more.  Possible chapter breaks were few and reluctant. . . .

And while I've never done a book without chapters before, I've never had one so hard to put into them.  And I am working on a great thumping novel -- twice the size of this one -- in only five or so chapters. . . .

Chapters.  Like scene and paragraph breaks.  They can be tricky.
Tags: story structure

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