I know the title sounds kind of boring, but just hang in there…
If you’re writing a story, you can figure out how many words it is when you finish and know what kind of story it is! I just think it’s kind of interesting. Here are the classifications:
Classification Word count
Novel- over 40,000 words
Novella- 17,500 to 40,000 words
Novelette- 7,500 to 17,500 words
Short story- under 7,500 words
There you go!