I've got a variety of chapter types to choose from:
- a solid street fight,
- a flashback to a strange robbery (with a bit much exposition),
- one with both clever magic and danger,
- a strong plot twist that puts a character in a pickle (but doesn't resolve until later),
- a harsh negotiation and getaway,
- a quiet bit of a confrontation between a sorcerer and his apprentice,
- a humorous joining of lovers,
- a very creepy monster scene (which is also a complete spoiler).
Yes, I know a lot will depend on the audience, but it's a genre-friendly crowd, and I'm not exactly expecting it to be SRO. Does humor work better than a plot twist or action? Does the chapter have to resolve at least one conflict, or just be a fun ride while it lasts? How much word count is appropriate for a 30-minute reading?
Any insight from the voice of experience would be appreciated.