End with small cliffhangers, something that makes the reader want to scroll on.
It’s easy enough to do when you know how.
End with a conversation that needs a reply.
“So what now?” She said, panting
– begin next chapter-
“We wait!” He replied, ducking low.
People will want to flick to the next chapter because you have left the conversation unended and the reader is like…
WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN?!
So they scroll on… good, keep reading my pretties *evil cackle*
if there’s a fight scene don’t end it at the end of the chapter. Leave some to spill over to the next chapter to keep people engaged.
It’s hard to do this for every chapter but it’s always good to focus on that for the first few chapters to keep the reader scrolling, then from there they are (hopefully) involved in the plot line enough to scroll on on their own.
Author-san… what do you write in your chapters??? < people used to ask.
So here’s my secret.
I make sure I put in –
Or something sexy,
In my chapters 😉 if you have one or more of the above, it’s sure to keep people interested ☺️
How many words to write per chapter?
I got asked this all the time like it was some kind of magic formula lol
Me, personally, I like to stick to 1150 words a chapter but that’s just because it’s a length that I know I can get done in a short space of time.
But Google says anywhere from 900- 2000 words a chap is good. Anything longer or shorter can either leave people feeling underwhelmed or overwhelmed but again- fuck the police- you do whatever the frick you want, babey, it’s your book!
I knew an author who wrote 10k a chapter… yes… you read that correctly.
10,000 words for the CHAPTER (not book, just one chapter.)
So like… you’re good… just write however many words you want.