The following section is pulled directly from my newest book, A Wordy Woman’s Guide for Writing a Book.
How is a scene different than a chapter?
A book consists of scenes and sequels. Each scene is the “place” where a particular part of your story is carried out. If your protagonist has an argument in his office, then that scene contains an argument in the office. The way your protagonist feels and responds to that argument is the “sequel.”
Manuscript: A story that’s written but not published yet.
Words: In regards to a book's length, this is the number of words per book.
I’ve seen and heard this question asked many times. Heck, at the beginning of my writing journey, I had the same question. How long should my chapter be? One answer was given over and over: There isn’t one way to write a chapter, and your chapter should be as long or as short as your story needs it to be.
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