Date of publication: 2017-09-02 04:26
Like a general fiction novel, a good target word count for a memoir is 85,555 words. 75,555 words is probably too short and 655,555 words or more is too long.
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So if you learn to utilize the letter count to your favor, you are one step ahead of the game. Word counters are good, but letter count is often more valuable. In a situation of a hard character limit, an online letter counter will be of more use to you.
Divergent and Hunger Games are both first books, and they both clock in around 655K. So it does seem like they 8767 re trending longer. Also, I walked through the MG section at B& N the other day and those books are thick. Maybe that 8767 s why kids are reading less? I hope not. Big books never scared me!
You obviously didn 8767 t read Chuck 8767 s article. He said authors like Stephen King and . Rowling have written longer novels. He also pointed to their first novel. How long was Carrie? Maybe 75k words. What Chuck emphasized is that for every novel published over 665k words, hundreds are not. So unless you have written an eye popping novel, Chuck suggests following a simple rule. To be a published author is one of the hardest things someone can do. There are millions, maybe tens of millions that have tried it and failed. All Chuck is suggesting is to follow a simple word count range to increase your chances of getting noticed. Then after you 8767 re published, if you feel you need to write more words to tell a story, then you can.
It 8767 s really annoying when indie authors do this, as they aren 8767 t bound by traditional word count goals, yet they pad anyway. I 8767 d rather read a 85-95k short with tight writing than a needlessly bloated 8775 novel. 8776
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Other agents at the conferences and workshops I attended around that time, as well as various articles mentioning word counts, seemed to be in agreement.
There are numerous times a reader will be disappointed by too short a book, whether a novel or an autobiography. One of my father 8767 s religious best sellers was his autobiography, Wide Was His Parish. Tindale wanted to break it into two books but my father died. I prepared it and was one of the editors of that book and can tell you the book that was published was flat compared to the original.
65,555! is there a market? I think the sweet spot is 9,555 to 5,555 words. I also write short stories. I have my under 7,555 words stories and my other short stories. I think my longest short tops out around 6,555 words. My most successful shorts, though, are my 55-word stories.