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Word Count Classification

Postby ISDAMan » Sun May 17, 2015 8:37 am

What kind of story would you classify 15,000 words as?

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Re: Word Count Classification

Postby pls » Sun May 17, 2015 9:58 am

Novella. Do a forum search for our recent discussions of word lengths of stories.
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Re: Word Count Classification

Postby James A. Ritchie » Sun May 17, 2015 11:58 am

In some genres, I's right on the line between novelette and novella, and could be published as either. In SF and fantasy, it's a novelette. In these genres, a novella starts at 17,500 words, and a novel starts at 40,000 words.

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Re: Word Count Classification

Postby ISDAMan » Sun May 17, 2015 1:37 pm

Thank you for sharing your experience folks. Those are also the stats I kept coming up with. I’m attempting to put together a project, something of a cabal against the norms. The size would be important for rubric.

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Postby mammamaia » Mon May 18, 2015 10:47 am

neither do i!
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Re: Word Count Classification

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Yeah, I don't either.
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