Re: RARA-AVIS: 65.000 words

From: John Williams (
Date: 22 Nov 2009

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    52,000 is short by contemporary standards - it's the length of a short Gold Medal or a long Ken Bruen - about 150 conventional pages - these days I suppose a short length says 'cult' rather than 'mainstream' - so whether it's an issue or not depends rather on what you're writing, if that helps at all.

    John wrote:
    > so I'm 2/3 thru my first novel, was speaking with Debby Atkinson,
    > who's published by Poison Pen. I said I was shooting for 300 pages,
    > she said it's not page count, but the amount of words. I look at my
    > material and I think I'd probably come in around 52,000
    > is this an issue?
    > John Lau
    > "You may have the watches, but we have the time." - Afghan proverb
    > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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