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Early Meetings, Sunrises, and The Week in Review

I hate having to attend early morning meetings. It's not the meeting, per se, but the fact I have to be at work an hour earlier than usual. I don't wake up any earlier but I miss the time I have in the mornings to collect my thoughts. That seems to throw my entire day… Continue reading Early Meetings, Sunrises, and The Week in Review

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The Week in Review

Happy Friday, Readers. Hope you've had a good week. Although summer hasn't officially arrived, if the upcoming weekend is any indication, Texas is in for a hot one. I'm making a concerted effort to blog more often. In addition to writing, I enjoy photography - especially nature photos. Due to health reasons, I'm not able… Continue reading The Week in Review

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How Do I Write Thee? Let Me Count the Words.

Staci Troilo writes about word count length for various genres. Check out her post today at Story Empire.

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Ciao, SEers. Yep, I went the cheesy-route in the title. Hopefully Elizabeth Barrett Browning doesn’t mind me manipulating her masterpiece.

It’s February, the month of love. (If you subscribe to that, which I kind of don’t. I’m a romantic, so I think love is important all the time.)

Anyway, today I want to talk about word counts in fiction. Specifically, definitions of categories, ranges of words, and genre norms.

Word counts are important for both publishing and contest submissions. But breaking things down into categories is always easier than speaking in great yet nebulous generalities. So that’s what publishers did. When people talk about types of fiction, these are the categories and an estimated range of word counts assigned to them.

Categories/Word Counts:
  • Micro-Fiction: Up to 100 words
  • Flash Fiction: 100 to 500 words
  • Short Story: 500 to 7,500 words
  • Novelette: 7,500 to 20,000
  • Novella: 20,000 to 40,000…

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One Tip to Type Faster Using Scrivener | Story Empire

Many of you may know that I'm a big fan of the writing tool, Scrivener. It's much better than using Word or any other word-processing software. However, I've only scratched the surface of what this tool can do. Fellow author P. H. Solomon takes the reigns at Story Empire today with another Scrivener tip. Click… Continue reading One Tip to Type Faster Using Scrivener | Story Empire