A novel is a work of fiction that has 40,000 words or more. However, the appropriate word count depends on the book genre.
The team at Literative, an online community for fiction writers, has created a simple chart that shows how many words are perfect for science-fiction, romance, crime, or young adult novels.
As an author you may be genius, but a true genius comprehends the entire process, rationalizes boundaries, and knows when to break rules to achieve specific results.
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