How Many Paragraphs In An Essay?
You just need to find the middle point between single-spaced and double-spaced to figure out 1.5 spaced calculations. Things were so much easier back in the day when you could know exactly how many pages 500 words would be. Now that it’s so easy to manipulate pages, they have no real meaning. I can change he margins, increase the font point size or just choose a font that fits me needs for space. That is why almost al assignments are done with word counts.
Now, using the word counts by act as a general guideline, cut anything you can cut to the word counts outlined above. Anything that does not get you from plot point to plot point MUST GO. If you’re stumped, start by axing backstory, navel gazing, info dumps, etc. Right now, when it comes to novel-length word count, it’s all about 90,000 words. Virtually every book I try to shop by a debut author that’s any longer than that—regardless of category—receives the same response from editors.
This 90,000-word guideline for how many words in a novel is just that, a guideline. Each genre (and sub-genre) has its own word count range; cozies tend to be shorter than other kinds of crime fiction, for example.
“No more than 90,000 words” seems to be the editor’s mantra these days. I have a paper with ~2800 words and it is 3 lines past the 4th page.
Why don’t you use the 15 page word count and subtract just a bit? Your question is quite easily self-answered, as the author has given an extensive guide.