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    Question about novels

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by mg357, Sep 13, 2014.

    I have question about novels do 100 page novels exist?

    The reason I ask is because I write in Composition notebooks and they are 100 page notebooks

    and I want to write an entire novel 100 page novel in one of these notebooks.
     
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    We talk about length in terms of number of words, not number of pages. Based on the size of a composition notebook, I'm going to guess that what you have is a novella. While they do exist, there isn't really a market for them.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about writing a "100 page novel" - I'd worry about writing a novel that's good. The length will sort itself.
     
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    A novel is defined by either word count or scope of story. Whichever definition you use, a novel is almost certainly well over 40,000 words. 40,000/100 = 400. That means you would have to write well over 400 words per page to write a 100 page novel.

    Count the words on some of the pages in your own composition notebook.
     
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    That seems like a kind of arbitrary goal. Is there some sort of notebook shortage? Why do you want to limit yourself to just one?
     
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    BayView: I enjoy challenges and I have set this personal challenge for myself to write a 100-page novel
     
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    Well, I think you've challenged yourself to write a 100-page novella.

    But... okay. If that's your thing.
     
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    There is no particular boundation of pages while writing novels. You should see a rule book for novel writing. The hardest bit of writing always comes at the 30,000 word mark. Keep going. After 50,000 the hill slopes in your favour.
     
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    Children's books can be around a hundred pages. I seem to recall Bunnicula was pretty short. ( Love that book btw! ) Palahniuk's novels are pretty short - I don't know about a hundred pages short, though. Jonathan Livingston Seagull is 127 pages but it's considered a novella.
    Sounds like an interesting challenge.
     

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