Two posts in one day? Have the clocks been destroyed? Has my face melted into an Escher painting?
Word count is something that worries all writers or, if not, it probably should. Is it a novella? A short story? A microwaveable napkin?
OK, so for some definitive answers I suggest you trundle onto this post here by D. Robert Grixti, and it is definitely recommended – by me anyway, and what higher authority is there?
2 thoughts on “Novel, novella, short story? The word count difference in writing”
Interesting..I’ve never heard of a 15k novella. That’s only about 35 pages? The novelette form seems to be what I tend to write though I haven’t heard the term in ages!
Yeah I was under the impression that around 35, to 40,000 was a novella, but I suppose these things are hazy. Or maybe they’re not, who knows?