Word Count

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How long should my text be? Typical word counts for:

Social networksCharacters
Twitter post71–100
Facebook post80
Instagram caption100
YouTube description138–150
EssaysWords
High school300–1,000
College admission200–650
Undergraduate college1,500–5,000
Graduate school admission500–1,000
Blogs, work and literatureWords
LinkedIn article1,900–2,000
Blog posts500–800
Cover letters200–400
Resumes400–800
Short stories~7,500
Novellas~17,500–40,000
Novels~70,000–120,000
Popular worksWords
A Game of Thrones298,000
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone76,944
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring187,790
Animal Farm29,966
Infinite Jest483,994
Ulysses265,222
Of Mice and Men29,160
Pride and Prejudice122,685
Atlas Shrugged561,996
The Great Gatsby47,094
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe38,421
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory30,644