From Flash Fictions to Novels

  1. Flash fiction: Extremely short story less than 1000 words.
  2. Short story: A short story could contain all basic elements of a novel but limited to 3,500-7,500 words.
  3. Novelette: A novelette is longer than short stories. It contains 7,500-17,000 words but basically includes all elements of a short story or a novel.
  4. Novella: A novella is a longer version of a novelette with a word count limited to 17,000-40,000.
  5. Novel: A novel is the most popular kind of fiction that includes all elements of a story such as plot, subplots, character, conflicts. Etc. The word count for a novel is 40,000+.