This is an episode of Matt Gemmell's Trouble With Writing, a podcast with focused, hard-won techniques for solving all the problems you might encounter when planning, writing, and editing novels. Brief and to-the-point, with episodes you can listen to in any order.

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You should only start thinking about chapters after you've written the first draft of your book.

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Episode Notes

Chapters can seem like a mysterious thing, especially to new authors, and it’s easy to get hung up on what they are and how to use them. In this episode, I try to demystify chapters, and also explain why you almost certainly shouldn’t care about them at all while you’re planning and writing your novel.

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