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Subject: Just a question...
Date Posted: 11/25/2009 2:52 AM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2009
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Hi all, I'm new to this site and loving it.  I've gotten some books that I've been wanting for quite some time now and am loving perusing these discussion forums.


I have a question for all you writers.  When typing, how many Word Document pages equal a page in a normal novel?  Is it about equal?  I have no idea how long my story is in terms of if it were to be published.  Does that make any sense?  

Thanks for your help.

Date Posted: 11/25/2009 8:43 AM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2009
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You could always use the "print preview" button. It would tell you how many pages your printer would use. That's a pretty good indicator.

But what I personally recomend is that you count how many words your story/novel is and divide that by 250. That answer would be the number of pages your story/novel would be.

The industry standard of word count per page is 250.

Date Posted: 11/25/2009 1:01 PM ET
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Alright.  Thanks.  For example, my first chapter is only 7.5 pages when typed on Word Document, but it is 2756 words.  When divided by 250 that makes it just over 11 pages.  So, if this were being published, my first chapter would be 11 pages, not 7?  


Thanks for the help!