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How long are average stories?

2 months ago

I'm asking so I don't go overboard, which people tell me I tend to do . . . 

How long is the average story? like, the readtime?

How long are average stories?

2 months ago

Go Overboard.  Why be average?  Chances are it wont be longer than Eternal which is about 650k words. 

The time to read will vary by the individual.

Edit: Just make sure the story is interesting.  Otherwise, the length wont really matter.

How long are average stories?

2 months ago
They're usually about an average length. Sometimes they end up a little shorter or longer.

How long are average stories?

2 months ago

Depends on your country. The average varies based on demographics of that population.

How long are average stories?

2 months ago
If you're worried about going overboard because you're worried people won't read it, I wouldn't let that stop you. If you're worried about going overboard because you're scared you won't finish if you aim too high, maybe try 20k or so. Still enough to tell a good story, but not impossibly large. Or just do what you want. Worst outcome is you give up, which you can always try again.

How long are average stories?

2 months ago
Hmm, I guess the average story is about average.

In all seriousness though, if you're curious it wouldn't hurt to read a few.

How long are average stories?

one month ago
You don't need to NOT go overboard. There are all sorts of lengths here from "I finished this in seconds/minutes" to "OH MY GOD IT TOOK FOREVER!!!" (From "try not to blink" to "even light has to take a break at the rest stop" actually.)

So yeah... Do whatever.