Month: February 2018

How Do I Write Thee? Let Me Count the Words.

What your word count is worth over on Story Empire today. Staci Troilo reveals all the information on word count expectations by genre or type of story. Lots of information so have a look!

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Ciao, SEers. Yep, I went the cheesy-route in the title. Hopefully Elizabeth Barrett Browning doesn’t mind me manipulating her masterpiece.

It’s February, the month of love. (If you subscribe to that, which I kind of don’t. I’m a romantic, so I think love is important all the time.)

Anyway, today I want to talk about word counts in fiction. Specifically, definitions of categories, ranges of words, and genre norms.

Word counts are important for both publishing and contest submissions. But breaking things down into categories is always easier than speaking in great yet nebulous generalities. So that’s what publishers did. When people talk about types of fiction, these are the categories and an estimated range of word counts assigned to them.

Categories/Word Counts:
  • Micro-Fiction: Up to 100 words
  • Flash Fiction: 100 to 500 words
  • Short Story: 500 to 7,500 words
  • Novelette: 7,500 to 20,000
  • Novella: 20,000 to 40,000…

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This is an excellent list of book by Bookwraiths to re-read.


Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, where a new top ten list hits the web every week!

This week we have a great topic to explore …

Books I Could Reread Forever

Like everyone else, I have special books/series I find myself returning to every so often.  Stories which have withstood the test of time in my eyes and still connect with me after years or decades.  And this list are just a few of my favorites which I truly believe I can keep rereading throughout the rest of my life.

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promise of blood10. Promise of Blood

I came late to The Powder Mage world, but I made up for it in my quick love for anything to do with Brian McClellan’s world and his characters.  I’ve read almost all the short stories and novellas by the author, love the new…

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