Originally Posted by Alecia Stone
I think it's all to do with personal preference really. When I wrote my book, I had chapter titles right from the get-go. If I had completed the book without the chapter titles, I honestly don't think I would add it. I tend to read many young adult and children books, many of which use chapter headings, and I quite like them. I find coming up with chapter titles an enjoyable experience. It's also an effective exercise in learning how to summarise information.
I agree. I also think it is a matter of preference. And such can foreshadow what is to come as well. I mean take Dickens 'A Christmas Carol' as an example:
Stave I: Marley's Ghost
Stave II: The First of the Three Spirits
Stave III: The Second of the Three Spirits
Stave IV: The Last of the Spirits
Stave V: The end of it
With chapter headings like that you know something about what will happen but not in great detail.