Episode 167: How Long Should It Be?

Joe and I talk giant table penises, enormous birthday cakes, and magnificent bruises before getting into the real nitty-gritty: how long should it be? They mean your book, of course. In this episode, you’ll discover why worrying about length causes big boring book problems – and what to do about it. Tune in and find out how to keep things lean, mean, and fascinating.


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Key Points

  • [1:30] It was Vicky’s big 40 last week!
  • [3:50] Vicky and Joe had some hilarious fun vaccinating sheep.
  • [10:00] A common mistake writers make is that they feel like they have to write a huge novel in order for it to be ‘good enough’.
  • [12:00] Pick some books at random on Amazon. What commonalities do you notice?
  • [14:00] From a practical printing standpoint, what’s a good number of pages?
  • [16:20] How do you avoid being boring?
  • [18:45] Get a good editor to make sure you’re not repeating yourself accidently!
  • [22:15] The editing and de-fluffing of the book will take a while, and a couple of comb-throughs before you get it just right.
  • [23:45] Remember! There’s no wrong way to write a book. The most important thing is it interesting, useful, valuable, and/ or entertaining.
  • [24:25] Any questions for Vicky? Email her!


Mentioned in This Episode:

Vicky Fraser

Vicky’s Podcast

Vicky’s Blog

Vicky on Medium

Join the Superheroes

Vicky’s Business For Superheroes Book

The Inner Circle

Borrow My Brain

Vicky’s Book Club

Vicky’s new book!
Write & Publish Your Book in 90 Days

Email Vicky

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