Capn Bob wrote:
"If someone wants to get cute and literary and eschew chapters (as well
as punctuation, capitals, paragraphs, etc.), be my guest. I won't read
Sounds like Selby's Last Exit to Brooklyn. But somehow, he pulled it
But I'm with you in general. I like chapters, with or without number of
title, long or short, but more than just a few spaces (though those are
fine within chapters). I see the spaces as the scene breaks and the
chapters as commercial or episode breaks. That's how Michael Koryta
uses them in the book I'm currently reading, A Welcome Grace, for
I think the best chapter breaks have at least a little bit of a
cliffhanger, make it hard to stop, make you think, sure, it's late, but
maybe I have time for just one more chapter, then another, . . . Or
they give you a little added incentive to pick it up gai the next day.
Plus as someone (I think Patrick) wrote, they give you an opportunity to
pause and digest.
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