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Rules? What are you, a GA Moderator? Relax.

 

Have fun camping. I'll bet someone in your group fires up a joint. Tell me if I'm right.

 

Short vs. Long chapters? That's your call Dom. Do whatever works for you. Who has the nerve to bitch about that kind of stuff anyway? What a bunch of "posterior cavities". (He nervously looks over his shoulder)

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I agree with Mark, the length of the chapters should be up to you. I'm guessing people want shorter chapters so the story will be updated more often. Maybe just post every paragraph for a while and see what happens.

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I agree with Mark, the length of the chapters should be up to you.  I'm guessing people want shorter chapters so the story will be updated more often.  Maybe just post every paragraph for a while and see what happens.

No, no, no ... you have the right idea, but you are not extreme enough.

 

I want one character posted each and every 15 minutes 24/7. But hey, some people have called me crazy.

 

:king: Snow Dog

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In the end it is up to you, Dom. But if you ask for my opinion, I would suggest you better stick with the long chapters. While writing short chapters may please your fans in terms that they get something to read more regulary it can harm the story as a whole. Usually you have a certain way of what elements need to be in a chapter, speaking of things ranging from background information, character development, climax etc. If you write shorter chapters you have less space to work these things into. Of course you can stick with providing just one or two of these elements in any given chapter. But that can lead to rather boring chapters that don't seem balanced anymore.

 

Have fun on your camping trip! :)

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i agree with wolf- one of your skills is creating full, rich, balanced chapters that satiate while simultaneously whetting the appetite. obviously, you're the author and you should do what you want to, but i'd vote for the longer chapters.

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In the end it is up to you, Dom. But if you ask for my opinion, I would suggest you better stick with the long chapters. While writing short chapters may please your fans in terms that they get something to read more regulary it can harm the story as a whole. Usually you have a certain way of what elements need to be in a chapter, speaking of things ranging from background information, character development, climax etc. If you write shorter chapters you have less space to work these things into. Of course you can stick with providing just one or two of these elements in any given chapter. But that can lead to rather boring chapters that don't seem balanced anymore.

 

Have fun on your camping trip! :)

 

i definitely agree with lazywolf..i don't mind waiting longer..Cos everytime your chapters always make us worth waiting for..

 

Have fun during the camp.. :2thumbs:

 

Cheers,

Dom Addict :P

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Guest Spike13

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I also agree with what lazywolf said, longer chapters are more satisfying to the readers and help the story develop better.

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I vote for longer chapters too. But I'll be happy with whatever you do as long as you continue writing :2thumbs:

 

Cheers,

Neil

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Short, long, as everyone else has said, it's your choice Dom. We've had this conversation before, I think. Do what's easier for you. I'm sure whatever you decide the story will be great. :2thumbs:

 

Hugs, Ann

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Guest knightguy82

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0:) well i vote for long chaps but then it seems when i get to the end :read: it anit long enough :blink: :wacko:
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Rules?  What are you, a GA Moderator?  Relax.

 

Have fun camping.  I'll bet someone in your group fires up a joint.  Tell me if I'm right.

 

Short vs. Long chapters?  That's your call Dom.  Do whatever works for you.  Who has the nerve to bitch about that kind of stuff anyway?  What a bunch of "posterior cavities".  (He nervously looks over his shoulder)

 

 

Ummm, I agree with Mark... Write the chapters as you see fit as chopping them up to shorter lengths may affect the flow of the storyline. The way I look at it, people will always grip that you aren't churning and burning the updates out fast enough (Wadda ya mean I gotta wait 3DAYS for the next installment!).

 

IMHO, we should just be happy that you're writing (even if it isn't DD :P ) and not b*tch about the timeline... BTW, don't you have a laptop & cellphone modem to take camping with you? :devil:

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Guest Lucy Kemnitzer

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I think the pacing comes naturally to the story. In the case of this story, it makes sense for the chapters to start out short and then get longer, because Quinn is moving in increments that start small and get bigger. So it's sort of an acceleration. Though it can work the other way, if the chapters are extremely short, they can give the sense of things happening really fast. In this story, I think it works the way you're doing it.

 

Here's a thought about what readers want: they usually don't know, really, until they see it. So folks might tell you something adamantly that they want or don't want, and you might find that the needs of the story guide you to write something differently, and because you asked us what we want, you might feel uncomfortable about doing it. But I think you should go ahead and do the story the way it seems to need to be done, no matter whether it matches what your readers thought they wanted or not -- remember they all got hooked on you writing what you write, before they ever expressed an opinion about it.

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Go with what feels right to you, WRT chapter length. I don't, however, think shorter chapters inhibit character or story development in the least. You usually have several events happening in your chapters that lend themselves to being "split" up into pieces, so that wouldn't be a problem. And I often feel like some of your chapters can feel off-balanced because transitions have to be smoothed out so they can be made mid-chapter to provide length and not seem out-of-place.

 

So really.. just do what makes you feel most comfortable as an author. People who like the stories will always complain that it's too short and will always complain that chapters aren't coming out fast enough, but giving your audience what they want simply because they want it can be a mistake.

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