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How many words are on a page of a novel's text? How many chapters make a good novel?  How do you blend different writers' style, to make one voice, when there are more than one person writing the novel?

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Generally, a novel has approximately 250 words per page. Chapters can be as short as 20, and as long as 40-50. It all depends on the writer/author and the novel. Some are less, and some are more. The editor works directly with the printer to set up the format and pages. Some have different preferences. It's not up to the writer on how many words per page. The writer does however, set the chapters.

Different writers for one novel is collaboration authors. Most writers write their portion and sections, and one appointed writer actually rewrite and edits into one voice. Of course, that author voice has to be agreeable to all collaborating writers. I hope that helps. Feel free to elaborate more if necessary.

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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.

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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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