*Source - Denise Wakeman
When writing, word counts are often overlooked and undervalued. Not only should your word count reflect the category of your work (ex. Novel, Novella, Short Story) but also the genre of your piece. This is because readers expect each category to fit between specific length constraints which they have become accustomed to over their lives.
Author, Travis McBee, has put together a fun and greatly informative video to help you understand the appropriate word counts for many different literary texts. Watch his video below.
*Infographic originally found on Nick Daws' Writing Blog