A few chapters into my first book, I got fed up with all the scrolling. Many authors use apps such as Scrivener to more easily move between chapters and scenes. Scrivener has many other functions, but I prefer working in Microsoft Word. I decided to take advantage of Word’s table, linking, and formula functions, and the result is a template, that after much tinkering, does everything I need it to do. It allows me to:
- Have a legend at the top of my document in which chapters/scenes link to where they are in the manuscript.
- Compare manuscript/chapter/scene actual word counts to target word counts.
- Retrieve my daily word count totals.
Feel free to download the template here.
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Which word processors or other apps or combination thereof do you use when writing books? Are you happy with the process, or are there shortcomings? Tell me all about it in the comments.