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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Is it a Novel, Novella, Short Story, or Something Else?

The information below was pulled from several different online resources. You'll notice some discrepencies in the numbers, but this will give you a general idea about word count and what to call your finished product.

Novel:


Word count runs 40,000 words or more.

Novella:

Word count runs between 17,500 and 39,999 words.

Novelette:

Word count runs between 7,500 and 17,499 words.

Short Story:

On average, a short story tends to run between 2,000 and 7,499 words.

Short, Short Story:

Word count usually runs between 1000 and 1,500 words.

Micro-Mini or Flash Fiction:

Word count runs between 250 and 1000 words, but often at 500 words or less.

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3 comment(s):

Excellent resource! Thanks so much.

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By Blogger klynn, at 2:29 PM  

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By Blogger Gena Showalter, at 4:32 PM  

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