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
Facebook is taunting me this week with memories of past vacations. I took the above photo five years ago on a trip to Big Bend National Park from inside the Chisos Mountain Lodge. We were having breakfast on our last morning there. That day we drove all the way from Big Bend (near the Mexico… Continue reading The Week in Review
I always look forward to Fridays. The end of the week, the start of the upcoming weekend. However, I hate to see this week wrap up. Why? I've been on vacation. My husband and I have spent the past three days in a cabin near Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Not our fanciest vacation and certainly not… Continue reading The Week in Review
Hello, readers. It's Friday, and that means it's time for the weekly wrap up. I promised myself that I would show a new photo this week. But as it is I've only taken pictures of my cats. Nothing wrong with showing cat pictures, but I can't show one cat without showing the other. This is… Continue reading The Week In Review
Last week I promised myself I would share a new photo but guess what? It didn't happen. So, I looked back in my archives and found this one taken from the balcony of our hotel last year in Corpus Christi, Texas. And so much for blogging more than once a week. I really had good… Continue reading 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
Staci Troilo writes about word count length for various genres. Check out her post today at Story Empire.
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.
- 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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Hi, everyone. Hard to believe another week has come and gone. While the official start of summer is still a few days away, we're already experiencing summer-like temperatures here in Texas. The days have grown longer, but that is something I enjoy. And, in spite of the heat, there are so many things I enjoy… Continue reading Wrapping it Up – June 16
Hi, everyone. To not have so many posts each week linking to the other sites where I contribute (AIW Press and Story Empire), I've decided to do a weekly wrap-up post each Friday. The idea is to free the other days for original content. It's been a crazy couple of weeks here for me. We're… Continue reading Wrapping it Up
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