Is deleting Author's Note really necessary?

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#1

Hey. So I just got some several Author Notes chapters in my novel lately and is it okay to delete the older ones for the sake of organizing the chapters?

#2

Definitely okay, and honestly, I would recommend it.

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#3

Yep.

#4

Good to know. To be honest, it’s really cluttered right now.

#5

If it’s not important anymore, you don’t have to keep it. (:

#6

I always notice that many become irrelevant after not very long. SoI do like to check through the book every now and again. Some of them weren’t needed anymore and I like to erase ones that feel dated. You can replace or erase any ones you please.

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#7

Yes, please do. As a reader, I HATE Author’s Notes that are in the middle of the book. They’re find at the end of the latest posting, but I can’t stand having my reading experience interrupted with random notes in the middle. I’m trying to immerse myself – the notes jerk me out of the story.

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#8

Well, I deleted my past Author’s Notes and decided to keep one latest AN until the next one. Is that okay?

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#9

If you feel okay with it, it is. :slight_smile:

I prefer to put them either directly in the chapter (really, really rarely) or on my message board (mainly) or not at all.

#10

Yes. If they’re not necessary anymore, delete them. No one wants to read through a gazillion author’s notes. Or if you want to keep them, just combine them into one author’s note.

#11

Y e s
I hate Author’s notes when they’re in their own individual chapter tbh

#12

Boy… This is late.

And message board? You mean here?

#13

It should be referenced that in some cultures keeping the author’s notes as an additional chapter is basically industry standard. This is why absolutes are usually a waste of time, because they’re usually about novels, and not serial format.

Submitting a chapter at time to a magazine, in many ways, is a different kind of business. Though that form (magazine) format seems to have died out in the west.

I should not however that with that approach, each chapter would be a self-contained story, and has more in common with television than movies. I would have thought this site would know that, but I guess not.