Nathan Bransford Talks Word Count for Novels

Literary Agent Nathan Bransford of Curtis Brown has a great post here on how writers commonly make their manuscripts too long.  See his entire post for his thoughts on all this.

He says that more than 150,000 words is high (and it is!), but I would just come out and say “Aim for 100,000 words.”  That’s a pretty darn good number to aim for.  Keep in mind, though, that we’re talking adult fiction here – not YA or middle grade. 

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