View Full Version : Chatty writer for a beta reader please

11-18-2010, 10:56 PM
I am editing at 68,000 word crime novel. I need help expansing it to at least 80,000 words in order for it to be even glanced at by agents.

My first novel ended up a novella at 45,000 words.

I just seem to have trouble adding all those extras in. What extras do I need? Does it make sense?

11-19-2010, 07:47 AM
It's hard to say without seeing the work but, if you could come up with a (or another) small subplot that ties in and perhaps leads to a sequel (if that's what you want) that might up the word count.

11-19-2010, 03:30 PM
Thanks for your suggestion. I found a person to do a swap with so that we can both up our word count. With the unusual setup I have, not sure how to add another subplot without it seeming unbelievable, or not working. I may find an answer as I go back through the next couple of days.



11-21-2010, 08:29 AM
I have the same problem with my YA fantasy novel. Not sure how to increase the wordcount. If you want to swap, let me know.