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Rolena Hatfield

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  • #49397
    Rolena Hatfield
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    @scribbles

    Here’s a few random chapterifying thoughts. 🙂

    – Most readers tend to like chapters on the shorter side (myself included), especially in the YA and Middle grade audiences. (short attention spans 😉 ) I’ve heard somewhere that chapters at about 3,000 words (about ten pages) is a good limit. (specifically for those target ages I mentioned.)

    – I feel that chapters can shift at either point (provided it keeps me turning the page. 🙂 a cliffhanger is good for that, but as long as something intriguing happened in the chapter making me want more(aka building suspense or conflict), ending on a thought can do this as well.)

    – I’ve heard of people doing both! Myself personally loves to make chapters before hand as I go. It helps me with the arc of each scene/chapter and helps me pace the conflict/character arcs accordingly. 🙂 I’ve never not done chapter breaks as I go, so i can’t speak for the other side. 🙂

    – Hmmm…. not sure cause personally some chapter titles annoy me. 😛 Sometime about not like the hint at what’s to come (it feels like a spoiler maybe?) However famous authors have used chapter titles and I’m sure they have a great purpose. Again I’ve never used them so I’m not sure. 🙂 Perhaps someone else will have better answers for you. 🙂

    Love your new word by the way 😀 Chapterifying.

    #48798
    Rolena Hatfield
    @rolena-hatfield

    ((Is so terribly excited about this!))

    Character Name: Jayce Owens  (he’s a guy)

    Age: 18

    Hair: shaggy brown

    Height: 5’11”

    Eyes: Dark blue

    Clothing: t-shirt, hoodie, jeans, worn out sneakers

    About: Both parents died when he was four leaving Jayce to bounce around in the foster care system, which he ran from when he was fifteen and lives homeless with a old man named Melvin. He was saved from a mugging by a superhero called Finn who claims he knew his mom and dad and that he needs Jayce’s help.

     

    I press into the door and a little bell announces my entrance. A quick scan of the room makes me believe it’d be safer to return to the campsite. These people were dressed for a costume party. But here was safer than standing outside where gangs and superheros roam the streets.
    I shove my hands in my sweatshirt pocket and head for the empty seat in the corner. The coffee smell slithers down to my stomach, making it growl loudly. I sit, slumping against the bench on the wall and propping my feet up on the chair across from me, noticing the trail of mud I left on the floor. I could get a napkin and clean it up like a good citizen, but the employee behind the counter looks like he gets paid plenty to mop the floor as well, so I don’t.
    Besides, the napkins are on the front counter and I don’t want to draw attention to the fact that I’m lounging in his shop, yet not ordering a coffee.

    #45522
    Rolena Hatfield
    @rolena-hatfield

    @scarletimmortalized Hello! *waves* I’m late to the welcome party, but I’m so glad you’re here too and am glad @scribbles introduced us. 🙂

    I approve of the convincing of nephews that dragonflies are dragons. XD I convinced my little cousin that the fairies in my fairy garden were real and if she came out at night, she’d see them fly around and tend to the garden. 😛

    Hope you’ve enjoyed your time around here so far!

    #34099
    Rolena Hatfield
    @rolena-hatfield

    Way to go Avensbeck! Y’all delivered a great story.

    #32722
    Rolena Hatfield
    @rolena-hatfield

    @morreafirebird How could I forget! I also would recommend Jonathon Friesen’s Aquifer. Probably my favorite dystopian. It’s a little obscure which didn’t bother me, but sometimes it can other readers 🙂 (I’ll make a quick note that I don’t recommend his other books because of weird content btw 🙂 This one was good though)

    #32720
    Rolena Hatfield
    @rolena-hatfield

    @morreafirebird Brianna called me in 🙂 Yes, The Seer Series by Rachelle Dekker is fabulous (I personally don’t agree with all her theology, but it’s still a great read.) The first book is probably the best flavor of dystopian in the series.

    Also I third and fourth The Out of Time Series by Nadine. 🙂

    #32182
    Rolena Hatfield
    @rolena-hatfield

    @snapper Cool beans!

    #31924
    Rolena Hatfield
    @rolena-hatfield

    @snapper I would absolutely love to. 😀

    #31662
    Rolena Hatfield
    @rolena-hatfield

    @girlsetfree I would choose a squirrel 🙂 They’re the cutest things.

    #30862
    Rolena Hatfield
    @rolena-hatfield

    @girlsetfree  No, you’re not in trouble at all! 😛 I’m glad you said something cause sometimes I don’t know there’s a problem 🙂

    Ooh I’ve never heard of those books! *writesdownonlist* My favorite books change all the time too 😀 Right now it’s a tie between The Lost Girl of Astor Street, The Prisoner of Zenda and The False Prince. Oh and The Traitor’s Game. Yikes that’s a lot of favorites. Ha!

    If you could choose one animal to have as a pet and it could be anything, what would you choose?

    #30735
    Rolena Hatfield
    @rolena-hatfield

    @elizabeth He has amazing ninja skills. 😀 There does that count as five?

    #30713
    Rolena Hatfield
    @rolena-hatfield

    My characters were literally just talking about this!

    Ray Bender: Creative, determined, loyal (to those he likes), there was this one time he took compassion on humankind and he’s very brave.

    #30696
    Rolena Hatfield
    @rolena-hatfield

    @r-m-archer *goestocheck* It’s called The Errant King. Which I just realized is actually book two. Ha! I just stock up on books from the store to read and sometimes get them out of order 🙂

    #30689
    Rolena Hatfield
    @rolena-hatfield

    @r-m-archer Hey there! Wow writing for nine years is quite a long time! I’m ashamed to say I haven’t yet read anything by Mr. Batson however that’s about to change because one of his books is quickly making it to the top of my to-be-read pile. 🙂

    #30687
    Rolena Hatfield
    @rolena-hatfield

    @inkling-for-thirst Hello and welcome to the Guilds! Wow you finished a trilogy! That’s awesome! If you could sum it up in one sentence what would it be about?

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