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A static division can make variation in chapter length feel more natural. Satisfying the expectation that a chapter will contain a particular subplot can counter the violating the expectation of similar chapter length. Such variation can be exploited to influence the pacing and tone within a chapter and among chapters. For example, if one subplot has a ...


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This is how I see it: Static: Pros: You can easier edit some subplots to fit better to main story Easy to follow by reader Cons: You can give away the information, that every chapter is new subplot. duh The overall flow of the story can be boring Dynamic: Pros: Better flow of the story Reader is given away the information exactly at time you ...


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Your terminology is fine, and I think either way might work depending on your story. The idea that we're left wondering if a character is alive may be quite deliberate on the author's part. Whether the reader is frustrated or writhing in suspense is, again, dependent on the story. I don't object to the idea of making the reader work a bit at remembering ...



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