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I'm finding all of this very helpful! I just wrote a prologue that ended up right at 500 words, and I wanted to know the same. Another interesting way to find a good chapter length I think, would be to sit down and read a book from the first chapter, for about 5-10 minutes, or however long you wish your chapters to be, and see how many words you have read in ...
I say let the story flow itself .. you can't always be predetermined that you will make a chapter 3-5k words or even 10k words.. A story has it's own life, let it breadth for itself, let it think its way out and when everything will come in one piece you will know just how long it got before you become satisfied with its outcome.
Your novel should be as long as it needs to be. Not shorter, not longer. Too vague? Well, that's writing ;) Honestly I think we already answered this question, but I can't find it. To summarize out of my head: A novel starts around 50,000 words. That's a widely accepted figure no matter what genre you write in. Write, don't care about word limits. If you ...
The word count does not matter until it is good enough to engross the children into it and that the story is a right mix of its own ingredients makes it worth a read. Just research a bit with your neighborhood kids, or relatives having kids of that particular age group. If you have good network of friends, you might come up with helping hands for your ...
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