This One is a Gem
By Annette Rey
This site came to me out of frustration because I am reading the annotated version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and it’s taking me forever!
So I was curious and wanted to know how many words are in this novel.
Look at what I discovered.
Granted, the issue I have is annotated (by Mort Castle) and so will take longer to read. I also occasionally stop and write my thoughts into my journal. But I was surprised at the estimated word count. I thought it would be much higher.
The site I came upon is:
- The site gives the average time it will take for a reader to finish a book.
- You can take a test to determine your rate of reading, words per minute.
- A synopsis of the book of your interest is posted.
- The site refers you to Amazon for more information.
- Other books of interest are suggested. Which is great. I discovered there is available a complete issue of Frankenstein, a 200-year edition, including both the 1818 and 1831 versions.
This site appears to be for readers but I say it is a site for writers. Here you can research the size of stories in your chosen genre of writing. You can then proceed within those parameters for your own work – or if you are a trailblazer – break the norms. Either way, you will frame your word count goal from an informed perspective.
Exercise your brain to be a versatile thinker. Use sites you come upon from a writer’s point of view.
There is so much writing fodder in our world, there is no excuse for writer’s block.
So unblock. Go write.