Excellent breakdown by genre of word count.
Writing your first novel-Things you should know
You ever wonder how many words you need to have an acceptable novel? Well, it varies depending on the genre. I pulled the following list from Writer’s Digest and The Manuscript Appraisal Agency. There are slight differences in their numbers, but they are within the following range.
- Flash Fiction 500
- Novella 10,000 – 40,000
- Adult Mainstream Novels 80,000 – 100,000
- Adult Mainstream Novel Deal Breakers fewer than 70,000 and more than 110,000
- Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy …
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