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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Writing - As long as it gets (2)

Yesterday, we looked at the problem of not having ‘enough’ words for a given novel, and how to rectify this without simply inserting padding.

Some writers have the opposite problem, however – they write, write and write until their tome is well beyond the usually accepted 100,000 words. There’s nothing wrong with this – a good number of debut novels have exceeded this word-count. But you’re bucking against the standard requirement of publishers and agents by writing such a thick novel, thereby lessening your chance of acceptance.

If you see your book growing to huge proportions, then you might like to take a look at this blog I posted in 2014:


Good luck!
My book Write a Western in 30 Days has picked up a good selection of reviews, and many of the reviewers on Amazon sites state that it's useful for writers of any genre, not only westerns.

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