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How many words should my novel be?

    • 2 posts
    January 25, 2013 8:17 AM PST

    For my first novel, what should my word count be?


    Is there a higher word count for rirst fantasy novels?

    • 4 posts
    January 8, 2017 2:41 PM PST

    The Writer's Digest blog has a good article about word count.

    • 1 posts
    May 10, 2017 1:07 AM PDT

    Hi Verna,

    There is no standard word count when writing a novel and anything above 60,000 is classified as one. The best thing to do is just plan your novel and write a good story. Focus on the quality of your writing and not the length. Good luck!