Do you know the difference in length between a short story and novel? How many words should a short erotica story be? Or a novella? Or a novelette?
How long is a short story?
A short story would fall in between 3,500 to 7,000 words. Short stories are amazingly popular and are great for creating your books series or anthologies. The most important difference between a short story, novella and a novelette is word count. A short story will be around 3,000 words and should not exceed 7,000 words.
How long is a Novelette?
In today’s publishing world you will see less of the average novelette being written. A novelette is normally greater than a short story and is always shorter than novella. The word count is normally between 7,500 words to 17,500 words.
How long is a novella?
In short, your looking at anything over 17,000 words and not exceeding 40,000 words. This would be an appropriate length for a novella in most markets. Novella’s are considerably longer than a short story but also shorter than a novel.
How long is a Novel?
A novel is the big league which involves considerable sub-plots, major character development, major conflicts, twists and turns. The word count for a novel is really debatable. This is due to the different array of genres. However, majority of novels must not be shorter than 40,000 words. Most romance novels can be shorter than that.
So there you have it! Which will you write?