We’re all faced with challenges of some kind. As writers, we’re often challenged with what to write, what not to write, is the grammar correct, is the spelling correct, is the punctuation on target, and is what I said what I wanted to say. These are basically outside challenges that come with the territory. But sometimes, there are moments when some of our challenges are self-imposed.
Recently, Christopher (aka @shapshifter) over at Drablr.com not only wrote a story containing exactly 100 words, but he wrote it without using the letter L, and he titled it appropriately “No L.”
Use Word Counting Applications for Precise Word Counts
Use a word counting application to help you write short fiction pieces of precise word length. If you need to write exactly 25, 50, 100, 101, or 499 words, a word count feature like Word or Open Office helps. You could use a web-based word count tool like Word Count Tool, WordCounter, or Grammarly.
What you use is purely personal preference. If you already use one and it works for you, stick with it. If you don’t use one, try out a few and see what works for you.
Just remember, not all word count tools count the same.