Story Lengths – Novel

To conclude this mini-series, today's entry is on the novel! To the world at large, this length is quintessential storytelling. For myself, I've held to the word count of novels as anything 40,000 words and up. These can also get long, real long! War and Peace, for example, clocks in north of 500,000 words and... Continue Reading →

Story Lengths – Novella

Next up in this mini-series is my personal favourite to read - the novella length! So here's where lines start to become very blurred, word count wise. A general consensus amongst many sources would say novellas are roughly 10,000 to 40,000 words but I've seen all manners of numbers cited. "Wait Chris, what's between a... Continue Reading →

Story Lengths – Short

For this week's entry of the story length mini-series, I'll be touching on my experience with short stories! This length is very popular for quite a few reasons. First off, they have so much flexibility to them. With a 1000 - 6000 word count range for most publishers, the possibilities are endless as to what... Continue Reading →

Story Lengths – Flash

Since it's been fun (while hopefully not too boring) for me to provide thoughts on the many aspects of creative writing, I thought I'd attempt story lengths next. This mini-series will describe the word count of each category that I adhere to when completing a story. As well, I'll take some time to describe how... Continue Reading →

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