Reblog: How Long Should a Scene Be?

Scene from ShakespeareI have been digging around and thinking about structure again. This time it is the difference between chapters and scenes and how long they should be and therefore how many you should have. I tracked down an interesting blog ( and a post by Stephanie Orges – How Long Should a Scene in a Novel Be?

This may seem a bit mechanical but is interesting in terms of tackling a novel in pieces to make it manageable. This is how I think most writers work – they try to write in complete scenes. I suggest you read the article and even wander around Stephanie’s site. There is plenty of advice and I will return to this topic later…


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