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Which is Better?

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Which is Better?

Postby The_Mad_Ink3r » Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:55 pm

When writing a novel do you prefer chapter names or just chapter numbers?
For example,

Chapter One
or
The Who I am


(Then the chapter starts)

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Re: Which is Better?

Postby shadowwalker » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:23 pm

I prefer numbers as it's easier to keep track of where I left off.
"It seems rather like wanting to be ... a writer, rather than wanting to write. It should be a by-product, not a thing in itself. Otherwise, it's just an ego trip." - Roger Zelazny

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Re: Which is Better?

Postby DrG2 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:54 pm

we have this thread, and it's active.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=76625

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Re: Which is Better?

Postby shadowwalker » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:15 am

I guess I was thinking this was 'either/or' versus the other being 'and'. But then it's late and I should be in bed... :?
"It seems rather like wanting to be ... a writer, rather than wanting to write. It should be a by-product, not a thing in itself. Otherwise, it's just an ego trip." - Roger Zelazny

It's really not that hard. Just tell me a story.

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Re: Which is Better?

Postby The_Mad_Ink3r » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:35 am


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Re: Which is Better?

Postby James A. Ritchie » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:38 am

Numbers. This way, my brain can take a rest. Thinking up a new title for each chapter is just too much work.

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Re: Which is Better?

Postby atwhatcost » Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:43 pm

Numbers. I'm lazy, and coming up with titles makes me have to work harder. (That said, please note: in the other thread I admitted I have titles. That's why I know it's more work. ;) )
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Re: Which is Better?

Postby DrG2 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:16 pm


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Re: Which is Better?

Postby 123count » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:26 am

It would be nice if there are numbers
for every sub-title. Then the novel comes well-prepared.
It gives the reader an idea on where or which part he or she has left. :D

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Re: Which is Better?

Postby Vaterstix » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:02 pm

I'm impartial. I like when authors think of something I haven't seen before when separating chapters.

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