A cool new toy

Alice Pope at www.cwim.blogspot.com referenced a word counting tool at Write Words, a Writer’s Community website http://www.writewords.org.uk/ that I tried on my longest manuscript.  It’s easy to do; just paste in your manuscript and in a flash (actually quicker than a flash), it counts the number of incidences of words or phrases.  After I got over the number of incidences of the word “the” (YIKES!), I looked for “was” “were” and other “to be” inactive verbs.  I did a better job on those than I did the dreaded “the” (see, I did it again!)    http://www.writewords.org.uk/word_count.asp Try it! 

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