Word count

by Hazel L
(Caldicot, S Wales)

Question: How many words should there be in a teen / young adult novel? My writing seems to have too many words.

Answer: You should probably aim for between 55,000 and 70,000 words, but under 110,000 might still be acceptable, especially if you are writing fantasy.

Alternatively, try to write enough words to fill all the pages from the beginning of the book to the end. (joke)

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