Word count in story writing is essential. It determines what category a story should fall into – whether it’s micro fiction, flash fiction, short story, novelette, novella or a novel.

Whatever the length of the story, what matters is getting your reader to read it without getting bored.

Having said that, below is the estimated guideline for how long a story should be;


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