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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

How many Words Should I have for a Book?

First, the photos today, (most of them) are from my journey to Connecticut. I pulled over to the side of the road while I was on the campus of the University of Bridgeport and took them. It's a pretty campus along the water.

Okay, let's roll. I've always wondered how many words do you need to make a complete book? Well, according to several sources, including Writers Digest, here's an approximate count that publishers look for, taking into account that there are always exceptions.

Adult Novels: Commercial and Literary like romance, mystery, suspense, horror, literary & thrillers   Between 80,000 & 90,000 words

Science Fiction & Fantasy: 100,000-110,000 words

Middle Grade Books- Ages 9-12, 20,000-45,000 words

Picture Books- 500-600 words

Young Adult Books: 50,000-70,000 words

Westerns-50,000-80,000 words

Memoir- 80,000-90,000 words

So now you know,,,,,,,what's keeping you from writing?

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