QUESTION: How long should a chapter be?
There is no "official" length for chapters. Most run around 15-20 manuscript pages in genre. Category romances run a bit shorter.
The best rule of thumb is to end the chapter at your strongest hook/cliffhanger so the reader can't resist reading a few more pages to see what happens next.
The worst place to end a chapter is after solutions have been found, and the next disaster hasn’t started happening.
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RESEARCH SOURCE: In my blog on creating psychic characters, I discussed using television resources. A new documentary show called PSYCHIC PI is starting tonight on A&E at 11 PM ET which should prove a wealth of ideas on how a psychic can work with the police to solve crimes.