This week’s Scrivener Saturday: Word Count, Word Frequency, and more!
One of the most difficult parts of writing is making sure that you use variety in your word choice and avoid redundancy. To help with word choice and word frequency, Scrivener has a text statistics option which will not only give you general statistics about your project, but will tell you word frequency. If you see that you’ve used the word just 100 times in your chapter, that’s not a good sign! (See screenshot below.)
TIP #3: To get to the list, go to PROJECT –> TEXT STATISTICS. Once the screen comes up, just click on the down arrow next to Word Frequency to see the list.
What I love about this feature: Seeing which words I over use.
Humorous bit about this feature: Seeing how many times the word THE gets used.
Check out the whole series of posts here.