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170k debut fantasy story. Is it possible?

You do not need to debut with the first (good) novel you complete. This shouldn't stop you from trying, but there is also nothing wrong with putting this one on the shelve for a while and publish it ...
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170k debut fantasy story. Is it possible?

Excellent question. You see, most publishers who work with new authors are reluctant to publish anything over 100,000 words, simply because they don't know if it will sell. However, there are ...
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170k debut fantasy story. Is it possible?

Don't kill the one story. Expand until it is two: Slightly contradictory, but consider if your story is too long. Does it keep focus throughout the work? Are all areas of those pages equally relevant ...
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170k debut fantasy story. Is it possible?

A good long story will work better than a story crammed into a length too short for it. (Not that there's any guarantee for even a good story.) Perhaps you should rope in beta readers. If other ...
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170k debut fantasy story. Is it possible?

Every single debut fantasy writer I know personally who had a long debut novel queried a shorter novel. They might have queried a 120K novel, landed an agent, and in revision with the agent, ended at ...
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170k debut fantasy story. Is it possible?

If I was in your position and I felt my novel was ready, then I'd write my pitch letter and send it out to agents that rep my genre. If they think the story has potential, then they will most likely ...
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How many short stories make a collection

Go into a bookstore and look at a variety of shortstory collections, both by a single writer and anthologies. These are works that have successfully been published. Note the number of pages and the ...
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How many errors per page volume is typically "okay" in a book?

I dont think the issue is mistakes. The issue is acceptability. The perfect is the enemy of the good because perfection simply isnt possible. The goal is to write the book. No matter how many ...
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