How many words should a book of short stories be?
The average short story should run anywhere from 5,000 to 10,000 words, but they can be anything above 1,000 words. Flash fiction is a short story that is 500 words or less.
Do short stories sell?
Yes, it’s definitely possible to make money selling short stories. There are hundreds of websites and magazines that pay for short stories. You might not get rich selling your short stories, but this can be a great source of side income.
Can a short story have chapters?
Typically, a short story does not have chapters because it is considered one, longer story that would only take a story. Short stories, are remember, only 10 words.
Does a short story need a climax?
In fact, every act and even every scene should have their own climax. Of course, there will be one core climax, the big moment the story turns on and leads up to, but the smaller climaxes in each scene and act continue to create drama and keep the story moving along its value scale.
How many pages is a typical short story?
Novelettes are longer short stories, generally between 7,500 words and 17,500 to 20,000 words, or up to about 100 pages. These stories sometimes read more like a short story and sometimes more like a novel.