Probably 99% of the population knows what a novel* is. It's a work of fiction. Usually 300-400 pages (80,000 to 100,000 words) long. It's got chapters. It's got characters and plots and sub-plots. And it can take hours and hours to read, even if you're a fast reader like me.But you ask readers if they know what a novella or a novelette are, and they start scratching their heads (at least the readers I asked sure did!).
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So what exactly is a novella and a novelette?