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EndlessDestiny
07-31-2006, 03:40 AM
Hey everybody. I was just browsing through the internet trying to find out about how long a novel tends to be (how many words--if anyone knows the answer, feel free to tell me). Anyway, I came across this forum and decided I liked it. *waves*

Cath
07-31-2006, 03:47 AM
Hi and :welcome:

There's lots more to find here too. Enjoy!

(Oh, and you might want to check out the Novel Writing forum (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=2) for advice on story lengths)

Bayou Bill
07-31-2006, 05:03 AM
Hey everybody. I was just browsing through the internet trying to find out about how long a novel tends to be (how many words--if anyone knows the answer, feel free to tell me). Anyway, I came across this forum and decided I liked it. *waves*
Welcome to AW, Endless. As to lenght, unless the publisher has a pre-set limit (often the case with Romance) then it's best to rely on the mini-skirt rule of length: Long enough to cover the subject--short enough to keep things interesting.

Bayou Bill :cool:

TwentyFour
07-31-2006, 06:17 AM
Novels...hmmm...depends on what type and genre. I would think the average is 60,000 words.

alleycat
07-31-2006, 06:48 AM
Hi Endless,

Welcome to AW.

ac

unfabulousxox
07-31-2006, 08:51 AM
Hey Endless! Welcome!

MidnightMuse
07-31-2006, 06:32 PM
Endless, welcome to AW. You'll find all the answers you could ever need here, including recipes for ribs if you're lucky !

NeuroFizz
07-31-2006, 08:42 PM
Welcome, EW. Did you find an answer to your question yet?

Enjoy AW.

EndlessDestiny
08-01-2006, 02:19 AM
(waves) Thanks everyone.

Since it seems that the genre matters with length. My story's a fantasy story that takes place in our world.

deacon
08-01-2006, 03:09 AM
welcome Endless i think you will like this joint

Soccer Mom
08-01-2006, 03:28 AM
Welcome! There are several threads that address your issue. check out the Novels FAQ.

http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35603

L M Ashton
08-01-2006, 07:28 AM
Welcome, Endless! :)

For fantasy, I'm under the impression that it's 90k+, but 110k-140k is considered fairly normal. But I'm a scifi writer myself, so check with the fantasy people. :)