Self-Publishing Terms That Start With N

Narrative

A narrative is a story that communicates the author's ideas, feelings, experiences, or insights to readers. It can take many different forms and may incorporate other literary techniques as well, such as dialogue and imagery.

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New Adult

The new adult genre is a type of fiction that centers on young adults who are transitioning into full-fledged adulthood. These stories typically explore themes such as young love, friendship, career goals, and personal growth.

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Nonfiction

Nonfiction is a genre of books that focuses on factual information about real-world topics, events, or people.

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Novel

A novel is a piece of long-form fiction that typically tells a complete story and may incorporate multiple plotlines, characters, and settings. Novels typically fall within the range of 50,000 to 100,000 words.

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Novella

A novella is a type of long-form fiction that is shorter than a novel but longer than a short story. Novellas typically fall within the range of 10,000 to 40,000 words.

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Novellette

A novelette is a type of long-form fiction that is longer than a short story but shorter than a novella. Novelettes typically fall within the range of 7,500 to 20,000 words.

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