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How Long Should Your Work of Fiction Be?

CalculatorWhen 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+

Useful eh!

Now go tappety tap on those keys, or grab for a pen and see which category your story fits into.

Figuratively yours,

The Team