What font should I use to write a book?
The consensus among most experts is that serif fonts are easier to read in print than their rivals, sans serif fonts such as Helvetica and Arial. I think that’s probably true. You can try to convince yourself that you’re getting into the book-writing mood by trying to knock out words in something like Cochin.
Is 6000 words too long for a chapter?
It depends on the events within the chapter. Average chapter length for this novel is around 5-6,000 words, and I do have a few chapters that are around 2,500. I would say, just make sure that your chapter length is allowing you to tell your story well, and you’ll be fine.
How long should my first book be?
A standard adult or young adult novel should be less than 100,000 words. This is a hard stop for traditional publishing. Once you’re established, you can write longer books, but for a debut novel? Stick to the 70,000 to 90,000 word range.
How long is a memoir?
However, rough guidelines are always helpful, so the average memoir length is between 250 and 400 pages. Longer projects are, obviously, going to take up more pages. Shorter projects, as mentioned above, can be problematic, but will take up fewer.
How long does it take to write a novel?
It takes most authors about six months to a year to write a book. That said, your timeline will depend on the length and genre of your book, as well as your day-to-day writing routine.