10-second review: A fact of life is the necessity to use the required numbers of words when you publish. Word counts force you to cut or expand. If you are using Word, click on “word count” under the Tools menu.
Title: “Word Counts” Blessing in Disguise.” Stephanie Dickinson. The Writer (November 2009), 10.
Comment: Preparation for publishing. Estimate the number of words your piece should include. Use copies of the magazine or journal to estimate the expected length of its articles. Word counts should help to shape your article. RayS.