3 responses to “Everything you need to know about word counts (but were too afraid to ask your editor)”

  1. Daphne Gray-Grant

    When I worked as an editor there was nothing I hated more than getting a story that was even one word over the requested word count.

    My favourite writer, however, came up with a great strategy. If she had something that was too long, but felt it was worthwhile, she would send me two stories: one that met the word count and one that was longer but that included the important info. I think I accepted the longer one at least 50% of the time.

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