A Question About Chapters

Okay, so I’m curious.

I keep seeing (on Twitter) that a lot of people write chapters. They literally sit down to write their stories chapter by chapter. I don’t understand how they do that. When I write, I write the story completely, then go back and add the chapters in at logical points. Usually breaks in time, scene jumps, ect.

So my question is how do you write? And why?


6 thoughts on “A Question About Chapters

  1. There seem to be as many ways to write as there are writers. When I get an idea I write random scenes, usually the ones that excite me most, and later piece them all together and create chapters. It was fascinating to hear how you make your chapters.

    • ebthompson93 says:

      That’s a cool way of doing it too! I’ve actually tried doing it that way, but the scenes are still sitting on my computer and haven’t been added into any stories. I just re-wrote them, having forgotten I’d already wrote them. I find it amazing that people can write like that.

  2. hesthermay says:

    I planned most scenes before I started writing my current WIP. I did divide the scenes into what I thought would be chapters. During the writing process though, I switched a lot around – added scenes and ultimately chapters, took stuff out. I put in chapter breaks, but they are prone to change. But I have had stories I wrote without them. So yeah. I’m just random and messy. 😀

  3. Harliqueen says:

    I write in scenes, do the whole story like that and then go back and put in chapters afterwards. I don’t know why, not sure if it works better that way or not. Everyone has to find their own style, right? 🙂

  4. I prefer non-linear writing, jumping around to scenes that beg to be written. I don’t think I’ve ever finished anything longer than flash fiction in a linear order.

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