|10-22-2010, 01:07 PM||#31|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
You could also use total word count as a length target. Shoot for 60K-90K total words, however many stories that takes, and you have something that is roughly the same length as a novel.
I have an anthology with 13 themed short shorts in it. It's only 11K-ish words total, but it seemed to work as a package.
I have 2 other anthologies in the works. One will be just 4 stories (3 short stories and one novelette) (about 30K-40K total words). The other will be 15-20 short stories (70K total words). Originally they were going to be a single anthology, but several of the stories became their own little subset, so I decided to separate them out.
I originally wrote The Summoning Fire as a collection of 23 connected short stories. After editing, though, I'm not sure much of that is still visible. It's definitely a novel now. There are a few "chapters" in the book, though, that could function as standalone stories.
|10-22-2010, 04:33 PM||#32|
Join Date: Sep 2009
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DavidRM, that's actually a great idea! I just checked mine and was shocked to discover that it was only about 25k words total for my first anthology, and 26.5k for my second! I guess it's a good thing that I'm releasing it as a small format book. IE, 4x7.
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