A novel comes at 50,000 words or more.
A novella is 20,000 – 50,000 words.
A novelette is 7,500 – 20,000 words.
A short-story is 1,000 – 7,500 words.
And flash comes in at 1,000 words or fewer.
As if writing for any or all of these forms isn’t tough enough, missing from the list are the other challenges; word-counts on commissioned articles and features.
And now I’ve invented a new one.
Working within the 140 character limits of Twitter, I’m writing a short-short story.
Each day I’ll put out one or two tweets on a theme, until that theme reaches its natural conclusion.
I’m going to try and keep as much humour as possible in the story.
I’ll be honest, this is a fun challenge.