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September 24th, 2009

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07:07 pm - An opinion question and a request
The question, first: Do you count a hyphenated word as one word or two for drabble word count purposes?

And now the request: Would anyone like to beta a Life on Mars drabble for me? It's not the crossover; it's a quick little conceptual standalone moment. But I'm new to this, and very new to writing in a Brit fandom, so I'm nervous as heck about getting their voices right.
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Date:September 25th, 2009 05:13 am (UTC)
I count whatever Microsoft Word uses for its counting, which typically is, anything connected by punctuation of any kind (say, a hyphen) is one word.

This is the reason behind what may otherwise seem an odd habit of connecting my double-hyphens (paranthetical separators) to the word before, like a comma, instead of leaving them free-floating in between two words: MS Word counts that as a word otherwise, which really annoys me.
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Date:September 25th, 2009 07:01 am (UTC)
MMmmm, okay. I don't use Microsoft Word, myself; if it's just 100 words I will usually count manually. (Has to do with how I revise.)

Thank you! :)

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