Book update:

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Well here is an update on my book. I’m doing good I think so far. So far I have written four chapters and now I’m working on chapter 5. I guess the question for me would be how many chapters does your book need to have? And also is there a good editing program, software, or service that is credible out here? I’m learning to take one day at a time and one step at a time. I feel more confident and excited about writing again.

9 thoughts on “Book update:

  1. Woohoo! You’re making great progress! And I’m glad to hear that you’re having fun writing.

    How many chapters in a book depends on the genre. (Fiction is typically about 20 chapters and between 50,000 and 100,000 words. Non-fiction tends to vary more depending on the subject and how succinctly the writer gets their point across). However, the best way to gauge how many chapters you should have is to look at books in the same genre as yours.

    For editing software, Grammarly is awesome. I have a premium account, which unlocks a lot of features their free account doesn’t have, but their free product is good. The Hemingway Editor is also a great resource to use and it’s completely free to use.

    As for actual editors, I’ve written an article on the subject that you can take a look at if you’d like:
    https://danielle-adams.com/2020/05/14/how-to-find-and-work-with-professional-editors/

    It goes over what to expect, where to find one, etc. I also have one for self-editing that you’ll want to look at before you head to a professional (it’ll help save you money down the road):
    https://danielle-adams.com/2020/05/07/the-ultimate-guide-to-self-editing-for-fiction-writers/

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    1. Wow thank you for all this helpful information. It seems overwhelming at times. But when people have already traveled the road I’m traveling it’s nice to get some feedback and advice. Thank you so much. I’m definitely going to check out your articles. Your the best ☺

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