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The trick is to measure your story in words, rather than pages. Your page count depends on arbritrary things like font size, page size and line spacing. You'll find that, when it comes to publishing opportunities, length is nearly always expressed in words. The first story I sold was 71 words (here). The publisher wanted stories of no more than 75. This ...


One remark up-front, length is measured in words instead of pages. Usually publishers have their own policy on this and will buy offerings only when they comply. There are short story, novella and novel formats, maybe others. There are general guidelines for each literary category: Short stories range anywhere from 1,500 to 30,000 words; Novellas run from ...


In my opinion, a short story is a very precise, succinct set of plot points which outlines and resolves the situation in quick movements. How quickly can you get the story out without compromising the feeling of each movement. How quickly can you create suspense without it feeling akward. The length is a good balance between good movement and quick ...


Short Chapters are used to keep the suspense in not that far of a reach for some books or maybe so that all books that are short chaptered have a really good story line.

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