How many pages there should be in a novel?

October 4, 2008 12:00am CST
Hello friends. I am in the process of writing a novel. How many pages do you think there should be in a novel? In electronic tersm how much should be the size of the novel if typed as a text?
4 responses
• Australia
8 Oct 08
When writing, you should never, never, forget that quality is better than quantity, anybody can write a whole lot of junk, but it takes a good author to write a decent novel. Write things that you, yourself, would be happy reading. Otherwise, novels vary a lot in size, some are 30,000, some are 100,000, but it doesn't really matter.
@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
6 Oct 08
i think at least 200 pages. if less, it will be called a novella. but it doesnt matter which yours is as long as it is a good story that people enjoy reading.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
It depends on the topic you are writing, your style and your projected audience. But for neophytes I believe it would be more advatageous on their part to write a lesser paged novel as a starter. But for Tom Clancy or Robert Ludlum, number of pages doesn't matter at all.
@juhi06 (1850)
• India
4 Oct 08
i think the number does not matter at all. it is the style, the content which will be more important!!