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Offline Palmetto730

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Story Arcs
« on: June 21, 2014, 10:11:08 PM »
Question: How many chapters are needed to make an arc, Im currently placing chapters for my series in different sections and i would like to know if im doing things right

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Re: Story Arcs
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2014, 10:13:12 PM »
Can range from 3-25 chapters  :hmm: Though it depends on how much you write for each chapter since that varies a lot as well.

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Re: Story Arcs
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2014, 10:26:18 PM »
Bleach's first micro arc was 6 chapters. (First gains his powers, first big hollow job.). It's followed by another micro arc. The first volume was 7 chapters.

following micro arc took 6 chapters as well.

3rd micro arc 4 chapters...

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Re: Story Arcs
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2014, 01:00:23 AM »
the answer, which is the answer to all questions which concern length, is "it depends"


an arc is as long as you need it to be. there is no set maximum or minimum. (although tying to make a single chapter arc probably isn't the best shot)

an arc is just a story inside a story after all. so really how long the arc becomes depends entirely on the sub-story that you're trying to tell. so you have to feel it out for yourself. My advice is to not worry about how long the arc is, and just write the thing.

People spend too much time worrying about length. Write a good story first, then worry about how long it is.

Will review stories upon request. My latest arc: http://goo.gl/KYgsfF

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Re: Story Arcs
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2014, 05:56:33 AM »
Yep, as everyone says there isn't really a set length. An arc should last until you reach the end of that plot thread or a natural change of pace in the story.