Old 12-05-2017, 02:56 PM   #1
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Word Count?

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I apologize if I'm posting this in the wrong section. I'm not really sure where it should go.

Does anyone have a rough estimate of how many words there are in the average three page literotica story?

I realize that precise numbers aren't possible. Any reasonable range would be fine.

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Old 12-05-2017, 03:00 PM   #2
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If I'm remembering correctly, it's approximately 3500 words per Lit page. So three pages would be a shade over 10k words.
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:25 PM   #3
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If I'm remembering correctly, it's approximately 3500 words per Lit page. So three pages would be a shade over 10k words.
That sounds about right to me RR. My last story was a shade under 11k words and it ran 3 full pages. I think Laurel has some discretion about where she page-breaks the story, but 3500 words is probably a good working estimate.
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:41 PM   #4
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That sounds about right to me RR. My last story was a shade under 11k words and it ran 3 full pages. I think Laurel has some discretion about where she page-breaks the story, but 3500 words is probably a good working estimate.
I just looked at the pagination for a couple of my stories. The pages break at the first paragraph break over 3700 words. I generally estimate a Lit page as 3750 words.
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:43 PM   #5
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My stories stick close to 3,750 words per Lit. page. So, anything over 7,500 words is likely going to spill over on the third Lit. page. I've never had a story spill over onto the third page at just over 7,000 words.
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:21 PM   #6
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I use 3,750 as my Lit page count.
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:37 PM   #7
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3,750 works for me

None of the stories I peeked at while checking my memory were close enough to the boundaries to pick up on that 250 difference.
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:53 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone. I appreciate the help.
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:48 PM   #9
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I just doubled checked one of my stories. 3713 words on one Lit page. So 3750 is about right.
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Be advised that line spacing can make a difference. Chunky paragraphs take up less real estate than choppy dialog with lots of blank lines. One of my short-dialog-heavy stories of 3450 words broke into two pages, with maybe one short paragraph on page two. Grrr...
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:21 AM   #11
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Be advised that line spacing can make a difference. Chunky paragraphs take up less real estate than choppy dialog with lots of blank lines. One of my short-dialog-heavy stories of 3450 words broke into two pages, with maybe one short paragraph on page two. Grrr...
And it is difficult to edit on the fly to reduce a story enough to avoid the page break.

If I remember right, one of my stories has the only two words "the end" on the last page. But I tried to cut the story to miss the page break and couldn't without a major loss in the story.
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Be advised that line spacing can make a difference. Chunky paragraphs take up less real estate than choppy dialog with lots of blank lines. One of my short-dialog-heavy stories of 3450 words broke into two pages, with maybe one short paragraph on page two. Grrr...
That's my experience as well.
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