Them’s the breaks: where to put paragraph, scene and chapter breaks in your work

This post was inspired by two things; a blog post and comments lamenting the difficulties of putting scene and chapter breaks in, and a recently read manuscript with scene breaks apparently inserted based on whether or not the main character had just said something gnomic and profound. (You know I love your stuff ♥.)

Choosing where to break your text shouldn’t be, and isn’t, that difficult.  It is as simple as one, two three: focus, sequence, event.  These three concepts are all you need to consider when developing the structure of your story. Continue reading