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I am often the same way with my chapters and scenes. I really think the varying lengths of your chapters depends on what you as an author are comfortable with. If you feel like it is how it should be divided, then by all means do it that way! Hope this helps.
Well yes there are awards though not as highly recognized as the major awards which are open to everyone. Also these awards are fairly localised. Normally your country has its own junior writing awards. You'll have to search on your government's site find out more about that. The relatively major awards for young authors are generally only for published ...
Introducing your story like this is no problem, however if C is normally unrelated to the story you may consider the first chapter not being a de facto chapter and call it an introduction/prologue instead. It is a common characteristic of an introduction to introduce the plot via a side character. Normally this is a very short chapter comprising of one short ...
You get certain liberties with the first chapter. Actually, I've seen this in a number of good published books. So, no, it's not odd.
Nope, works fine. Starting from the POV of a minor character to establish the setting is no problem at all; in fact, that can be an interesting prologue, particularly if you're dealing with a mystery. It's sort of a sideways entrance into the story. As an example, Susan Elia MacNeal has done this with all the books in her Maggie Hope mysteries. Mr. ...
Introducing the protagonist later in the book is generally done when there's a large cast involved. In a situation like this, who the reader should consider the "main" character is less important. While there are no rules about any of this, it's generally a good idea for the reader to be able to identify with the protagonist in some way. And making the ...
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