Category Archives: Metrics

Titles in Fantasy: Weighing What Works and What Doesn’t

It really is the seed of your entire marketing plan, arguably, even more important than the cover art, but many of the authors I talk to cower in fear before…

Analyzing chapter lengths in fantasy fiction

There are not very many hard and fast rules in creative writing. In fact, most people who talk about the rules fall into two camps: those who tell you that…

Analyzing dialogue lengths in fantasy fiction

Last week, I analyzed the relative lengths of paragraphs across a representative selection of fantasy novels. (You can read the details here.) This week, I’m turning my attention to a…

Paragraph lengths in fantasy fiction – an analysis

I recently had a chat with a fellow writer (S. A. Hunt) who was reading Strange Places, and while he said very nice things about the story, he commented that…