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thatollie

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A piece of string
« on: October 22, 2007, 02:14:06 PM »
How long is a children's novel aimed at [about] 10 year olds?
I'm writing the kind of story I enjoyed at that age, but I was ahead of my time so I'm not sure.

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Re: A piece of string
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2007, 05:34:02 PM »
oo the novels i usd 2 read at that age were by jacquilene wilson and enid blyton.. so if you imagine the size of their books i fink that is about right..

then again iv just asked my kid brother and hes saying they gota b as long as a harry potter book  ::) 

hes odd..  ;)

thatollie

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Re: A piece of string
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2007, 10:00:36 AM »
Thanks for the comment, I was planning on aiming at 20,000, now I think 30,000 may be better. I may have also gotten the age wrong, perhaps 8. At that age I was already reading Cristie and 20,000 Leagues so this writing for children thing is kinda new to me.
Even when I was a child, I was writing for adults.

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Re: A piece of string
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2007, 03:45:52 PM »
Not sure if this will help but it's great for word counts:
 http://www.write4kids.com/colum44.html.

There's a site called renaissance.com which is fab - you can key in recent books for the age group you're thinking of and it'll tell you the word count
Just Tell the Truth - www.audiostoriesforkids.com
The Magic Show - www.audiostoriesforkids.com

Blog:  http://www.putthekettleon.org

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Re: A piece of string
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2007, 10:41:20 PM »
Thanks Symph, the link really helped.