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Word count matters. Here are some posts about what word counts are acceptable for which genre and age group: http://literaticat.blogspot.ca/2011/05/wordcount-dracula.html http://www.literaryrejections.com/word-count/ http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/word-count-for-novels-and-childrens-books-the-definitive-post New ...


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Don't worry about the number of pages, that is dependent on the way the eventual book is typeset. The question you want to ask, as the writer, is "do I have too many words (or too few) for the amount of story I have written." It's perfectly possible to use too many words to tell too little story, or too few words to tell too much, but the number of pages ...


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In the context of a formatted manuscript, the "word count" isn't the precise number of words, nor is it directly inferred from the number of pages. What you're actually doing here is finding the number of lines your manuscript will take, because a line with just a few words on it still takes up as much page space as a line that's full to the end. But even ...


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There's no hard and fast rule for when to end or start a new chapter. Like word choice or sentence length, it's a matter of feel, of craftsmanship. Still, there ought to be a good reason for beginning and ending a chapter. Given this, being aware of some of the reasons why you might end/start a chapter is helpful. Among the more common reasons for ...


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My average is 1500 typically, which doesn't sound like too much but I think that I manage to provide a reasonably large amount of story in each portion. It all depends on how you write, I think. I'm not usually one to drag things out, but it's different for everyone.



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