How Many Words in a Novel? ★ a Reedsy Article

How long should my story be?

It’s a common question among new writers. I’ve even examined it a bit before and it’s a pretty common one. I have to say I love short stories, series, and novellas just as much as I like a big book like The Stand. Having an idea of what your word count gives you a goal you can work towards. Here’s some advice on the subject from my pals over at Reedsy.com.

“Word counts give writers something to aim for and an idea of what a reader’s expectations might be.”

Reedsy.com – How many words in a novel? Our Editors have the answers

Does word count really matter? To put it simply: YES! Read our guide to learn what your word count should be and our editors tips for sticking to it!

Source: How Many Words in a Novel? Our Editors Have the Answers

In other news…

I hope you’re all loving Ben Beardsley’s tale of chaos magick and delight with the Loreley series. The Eschaton universe seems like it’s going to be a trip with all it’s twists and turns. It’s been fun putting together the serial so far. We both thought releasing it in small, bite-sized chunks like the old pulp magazines of old was a neat idea and we wanted to give it a go. Also, it’s free fiction. What are you waiting for?

We’re also less than a month away from NaNoWriMo. Are you going to join in? Check out my article on NaNo and get versed on the challenge of writing 50K words in 30 days. I know it sounds crazy but it’s so much fun, especially when you have a group of peers working with you. The NaNo website itself is chock full of all sorts of goodies, including prep pages and discounts on cool writing products.

Lots of cool things are coming down the pipeline, so do forget to sign up for site updates!

Fly safe out there. o7


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Want to learn about chaos magick? Go to chaos magick university. Figure it out.

For more writing advice, check out our Writer’s Corner series. If short fiction is your thing, check out Prime Fiction and don’t forget to submit your story!

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