Planning your book: the chapter length dilemma

How long is a chapter? Isn’t that a bit like asking how long is a piece of string?

While chapter length isn’t constrained by any hard and fast rules, and a chapter's length can flex to accommodate the part of the story being told, there are some guidelines you can follow. In this article, I’ll suggest some ways to decide suitable chapter break points, give you some ideas to determine the average length of a chapter, and show you how to vary chapter lengths to make your writing more interesting.