Check out this useful post from Jean’s Writing blog on the lengths of various works.
Some say write until your done, but as with all things, there is a rule of thumb. And knowing where the goal-line is may be helpful.
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I do agree we should write until finished, however, goals and guidelines are helpful. And as usual, successful writers/bloggers come to the rescue. With the help of friends, you can take the guesswork out of the numbers.
Generally, unless restricted by rules of a publication or contest, the word count for Flash Fiction is under 1,000. If submitting to a specific publication be sure and check their requirements.
A Drabble is exactly 100words, not including the title. Writing 100 words is not as easy as you might think. Takes practice. Give it a try.
A short story length generally falls somewhere between 1,500 and 4,000 words. As with flash fiction, if submitting…
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