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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lgeverdell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 1:07pm
So, I'm 1000% sure I've seen this on the forums somewhere and I looked for it but couldn't find it. 
Word count where hyphenations are two words, and word count where they count as one... do we know which one they take? 

(It's sci-fi, so there's a deal-breaking number of hyphenations!) 
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Originally posted by lgeverdell lgeverdell wrote:

So, I'm 1000% sure I've seen this on the forums somewhere and I looked for it but couldn't find it. 
Word count where hyphenations are two words, and word count where they count as one... do we know which one they take? 

(It's sci-fi, so there's a deal-breaking number of hyphenations!) 

Maybe steer on the side of caution and count em as two?
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Originally posted by roccapia roccapia wrote:

Originally posted by lgeverdell lgeverdell wrote:

So, I'm 1000% sure I've seen this on the forums somewhere and I looked for it but couldn't find it. 
Word count where hyphenations are two words, and word count where they count as one... do we know which one they take? 

(It's sci-fi, so there's a deal-breaking number of hyphenations!) 

Maybe steer on the side of caution and count em as two?

Good advice, that's what I've gone with :) 
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OH MY GOD, I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO END THIS STUPID PIECE OF DRIVEL!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nicole622 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 May 2019 at 6:06pm
Originally posted by lgeverdell lgeverdell wrote:

Originally posted by roccapia roccapia wrote:

Originally posted by lgeverdell lgeverdell wrote:

So, I'm 1000% sure I've seen this on the forums somewhere and I looked for it but couldn't find it. 
Word count where hyphenations are two words, and word count where they count as one... do we know which one they take? 

(It's sci-fi, so there's a deal-breaking number of hyphenations!) 

Maybe steer on the side of caution and count em as two?

Good advice, that's what I've gone with :) 

In the rules it says they do a word count in Microsoft Word and one on Google Docs and take the shorter count. Microsoft Word definitely counts hyphenated words as ONE (e.g., sci-fi is one word), so you should be safe. Hope this helps you free up some word count!
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Originally posted by roccapia roccapia wrote:

OH MY GOD, I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO END THIS STUPID PIECE OF DRIVEL!!!

Haha! IMO, always the hardest part. I totally suck at endings. Good luck!
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ok I wrote two stories. Now to decide which sucks less 
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It's not going well here. 1,000 words in and it's just a mean, nasty little story so far, with no point or reason.

However, I'm taking regular breaks and can probably manage a quick beta if anyone needs it. DM me.
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Hey there, awesome final rounders. I'm available to beta if anyone needs/wants it!
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Originally posted by Holdo Holdo wrote:

It's not going well here. 1,000 words in and it's just a mean, nasty little story so far, with no point or reason.

However, I'm taking regular breaks and can probably manage a quick beta if anyone needs it. DM me.

I feel you Holdo...this is tough. The first two rounds I knew exactly what I wanted to do and say, and these prompts just did not spark anything. Maybe I’m dried out LOL
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