Writing Books/word length

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The book I've just finished is 60,000 words. Its fiction. Vampire. Is this too short? What should I do next?

Answer
No, most novels are that and up to 80,000 or more-- so it's inline.

Go Online to publishing companies and find the ones that publish your vampire genre and read their submission guidelines. IF they accept unsolicited manuscripts-- read their requirements; font size and type, double spacing, indentations or no indentations-- no italics but underline words that you would use italics. Mail the appropriately formatted manuscript to them with a SASE.

Otherwise, find a literary agent that will represent vampire genre.

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Jannie Balliett

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I am a published writer, Chief Editor and own A1 Editorial Service. I teach writing, specializing in novel writing, and creative writing. I can answer most any question concerning writing a book, plot and characterization, tighten the prose, and the editing process, and help advise with publishing and the requirements of obtaining a literary agent.

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I'm a published writer, freelancer, and Chief Editor and own A1 Editorial Service. I teach writing for my two Online writer workshops.

Organizations
Sisters In Crime Internet Chapter, The Short Mystery Fiction Society, and Brazos Writers Group.

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Writers Post Journal magazine, May 2006 issue, Augusr 2006 issue, Nov/December 2006 issue and soon in 2008, On A Whim, flash fiction anthology, offered in Barnes & Nobles and Amazon.

Education/Credentials
Some college, creative writing, fiction writing

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I have numerous clients using my service through my editorial service and numerous members in my Online writer workshops.

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