How to know if your book is the right length

Is your book long enough? Too long? How can you tell? Here is a post that can help you decide.

The words come and the words go, but where do we stop, I don’t know.

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Some days I’m ready to stop after one paragraph. Other days I think the story will be a saga the likes of War and Peace. Not!But truth be told, I just hope to write something somewhere in the middle. A story that a few people, other than my family, will enjoy reading.

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Then there is the question, how long or short is enough?

Apparently, it depends on the genre. I’ve written about this before, but it seems I’ve more to learn.

This article Word Count for Novels and Children’s Books: The Definitive Post By: Chuck Sambuchino breaks it down by genre.

Like with most “rules,” there are exceptions. However, if you’re the least bit like me, you like to have a general goal to shoot for.

So here’s a cheat sheet for you!

  • Literary novel:…

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About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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