Chapter Breaks

Chapter Breaks

by Katherine E. Soto

In my first and second books I wrote in the chapter breaks as I went along giving each chapter a title. In my third book I did not make chapter breaks, so after I wrote it I had to go back in reread it and decide where chapter breaks should go. I also learned that I needed to remove the last few chapters and move them over to book four. I have four books written in the Grey Dawn of Dharaven Series. The first book will publish in September.

I also read about chapter breaks. Here is some of what I learned.

Putting Chapter Breaks into a Book.

Chapter breaks keep your reader interested in reading from one chapter to another. Use a wide variety of chapter breaks to keep your readers guessing. Cliffhangers at the end of chapters can keep readers reading. Chapter breaks set your story’s pacing. They carry the reader along into the next chapter and keep them turning pages. Chapters are good stopping points for your reader. It allows them to take a breath if your book is full of excitement. A lot of writers write their entire piece without chapter breaks, then go back and put the breaks into their piece. Any way that chapter breaks are done they are an important part of the formatting of your book.

Katherine E. Soto

Katherine E. Soto is a writer of fantasy novels. Her passion for writing started in high school with free form poetry writing, although she does remember creative story writing at an early age. Katherine enjoys composing short stories, flash fiction, poetry, sci-fi/fantasy novels, and nonfiction. She wrote her first fantasy novel in 2019 and it will be published in 2021. She can be reached at any of the links on her linktree:


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