A young-adult novel will run between 20,000 and 40,000 words.
That would be the length of a novella in mainstream fiction. A mass-market western, mystery or SF novel used to run to 60,000-70,000 words. Fantasy novels seem to be about 125,000 words—per volume, with some series going on and on.
If I can maintain that pace, I can write 6,000 words, or about 24 pages, per week.
At the very least, one can point to 10,000 pages of tiny regulatory type regarding the implementation of the Affordable Care as ‘cheese-eating-surrender-monkeys’.
Mainstream fiction can be anywhere from 55,000 words (about the length of many mass-market romances) to ten times that. Again, book design and typesetting can influence the total.
I've noticed a lot of hardback mainstream fiction lately with text that's really double-spaced, with generous margins: clearly the author handed in a short manuscript, and the publisher is trying to puff it up into something that looks worth the price.So, if you have an hour to write and aim to get down 300 words, you might wonder, how many pages is 300 words — and the answer is less than one! If you’re thinking bigger and wondering, for example, how many pages is 50,000 words, simply divide your target word count (50,000) by 500 (since that’s the average words per page). Daphne Gray-Grant says that the average person speaks at about 125 to 150 words per minute (wpm) which means a ten minute speech uses about 1,200 to 1,500 words. Use our An easy way to measure how many words you can speech per minute is to write a 650 word essay.Then get out a stopwatch and measure how long it takes you to speak all of the words.Divide 650 words by the number of minutes in decimals and you’ll get how many words per minute you speak.If you're working in a genre like SF or romance, it's always a good idea to visit the websites of genre publishers to see what length they want. If you go to Harlequin and browse through their FAQs, you'll see that different romance series require much different lengths, from 50,000 words to twice that. We all know of outliers within each genre that have been published well under, or well over, these word counts.This is another common question, and for most writers it should be easy to answer by using a “word count” feature in your writing tool.For instance, when a reader picks up a thriller, they have certain expectations of what they’re about to read.That includes scenes like “the hero at the mercy of the villain,” but it also includes book length.