Tobias Buckell posts on chapter structures. I now understand the whole "leave the chapter on a cliffhanger" idea a lot more. I do that intentionally in some chapters, but I have a feeling that there are chapters that I've finished up some of the threads, and made a dull transition. As I rewrite I'll need to check that. On my first write, I did approach the chapters as distinct short pieces. It was a away of breaking up the novel into a smaller, more easily digestible pieces.
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