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Charting word count by chapters.

Tip of the day: Using Apple’s Pages you can create a graph showing your word count per chapter.

The following example is from my soon-to-be-released novella, The Island.

As you can see from my graph, my chapters begin short but gradually increase in word count toward the middle. Then they began to shorten again as the book progresses toward its conclusion.

This is a helpful way for authors to visualize how any given chapter in their book measures up with other chapters.