How Long Should Your Work of Fiction Be? 30th July 2013 – Tags: book, word count
When you are writing your first body of work, it’s hard to know when a short story stops and a novel begins!
The general received wisdom on word count for books of fiction is as follows:-
- Short Story: below 7,500
- Novelette: 7,500 – 17,500
- Novella: 17,500 – 40,000
- Novel: 40,000+
Now go tappety tap on those keys, or grab for a pen and see which category your story fits into.