Book Setup for the Onyx Proposal Author: Holly Published: July 27, 2005 4 comments 100,000 words. 2500 words per scene. 2 scenes per chapter. 40 scenes. 20 chapters. That should work. Download as PDFPrint Page About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.