General, writing

The Short End of Word Count

As a writer, one of the things I have to keep an eye on is word count. A lot of advice out there tells you how to cut down your word count. After all, something that's too long won't sell. Readers don't want to spend three hours reading something that could be read in an… Continue reading The Short End of Word Count

Stories, writing

Word Count

Word count is one of the most important pieces of information for determining what type of story you've written (short story, novella, novel, etc.) and for helping sell your story, be it to a traditional publisher or to help figure out independent and self-publishing. Some typical counts for various story formats include: Flash or Microfiction:… Continue reading Word Count