You want to write a novella. You may have an idea for a novel or a novella that’s been in your head for months or years.
You want it to grow and become something real with flesh.
Writing a Novella: The Genres Which do Well as Novellas
Novella: A story with a condensed plot.
Novellas appeal to fans of many different genres. Mystery novellas, science fiction novellas, romance novellas and erotic romance novellas have all done well in the publishing industry.
Novella Word Count
The novella length is usually about 20,000 to 50,000 words long, although there are some that have a novella length as short as 9,000 words or as long as 75,000 words. Set your target if you can, so that you can measure your progress as you write.
Started but Facing Writer’s Block? Helpful Writer’s Block Tips
Maybe you have started work on your novella, but now you’re stuck at chapter two, waiting in frustration for insight as to how the story should progress. Alan Orloff, author of, ‘Diamonds for the Dead’, suggests that working on a different section of your manuscript may be the solution. Read more of his suggestions here: