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  1. A friend responded to this post with an interesting question: “What’s the difference between a novella and a novelette?”

    The short answer is “word count.”

    From Wikipedia:
    Short Story: Under 7,500 words
    Novellette: 7,500 to 17,500 words
    Novella: 17,500 to 40,000 words
    Novel: Over 40,000 words

    It’s hard to say where a generic novel falls, since length varies based on intended audience, but 60,000 to 90,000 is probably a good range. According to Huffington Post, Tom Sawyer is ~65,000 words, while Tolstoy’s War and Peace weighs in at a hefty ~544,000 words.


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