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message 1: by Sheila (new)

Sheila | 5 comments Mod
Does anyone have a good list of appropriate word lengths for different types of book? Here are the numbers I've heard...

90,000 long novel
70-80,000 average novel
50,000 YA novel
40,000 children's novel or chapter book
20,000 novella
10,000 novellette
5,000 short story
1,000 short short story
100 drabble
50 dribble
25 drip


message 2: by A.F. (new)

A.F. (scribe77) | 1 comments I use the Fiction Factor page for my word counts: http://www.fictionfactor.com/articles...

But word counts do tend to vary quite a bit depending on magazines, publishers and apparently even countries.


message 3: by Sheila (new)

Sheila | 5 comments Mod
A.F. wrote: "I use the Fiction Factor page for my word counts: http://www.fictionfactor.com/articles...

But word counts do tend to vary quite a bit depending on magazines, publishers and apparently..."


That's a great link. Thank you!


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