I’ve written a lot about the topic of writing in my blog posts but I want to clear up as many misconceptions as possible. Writing is not “easy”. It is a lot of hard work and takes a ton of time. It is not something that you can do in a day. The number of words that you can write in a day or a month isn’t that great either. So to state it simply: writing is a science.
You can write your story, but if you want to write a story about a character or a character in the new world, you will probably need to use a lot of words. So if you’re writing a story about a character or a character in the new world, just use a lot of words.
Writing a story is more than just writing (wordplay, drama, adventure, etc). It is a way to tell a story. If you want to tell a story, you will need to use a lot of words.
I would argue that a story using less than 50,000 words is probably not as good as one using more. There are some who argue that you should use only 3,000 words. I believe that if you have 3,000 words to tell your story, you should go for it. But if you have 100 words, you should definitely use it.
My own story is a little shorter than that. I’ve always had a goal of writing at least 100,000 words, and if I can’t do that, then I’ll stop. Some of my stories are a little over 100,000 words. But I try to keep it to no more than a few thousand.
You can’t really go wrong if you use 100 or 200 words. But if you want to use less, you can always go back and edit your word count later after you write your story. But that doesn’t really matter. The point is, you still want to use more.
It goes without saying that your story should be a little bit about your character’s life and not just about them. It should have something of a beginning, middle, and end, and should contain about 100 or 200 words. No matter what, you should use everything you’ve got.
The biggest problem with going back and editing your word count later is that you may end up deleting a lot of good stuff. I mean, you want to make sure the story is engaging, but I’m not sure you’ve made that clear.