I'm having a great deal of difficulty balancing my new life in California, writing, and keeping up with social media. How can one sit in front of a computer when it's possible to go out and pick oranges off trees? Not that my tree is ready for that quite yet!
But I am working hard. Right now I'm editing a scan of one of my old colonial America books--Rebel Dreams. And I'm completing the final revisions on my next mystery--Undercover Genius.
And the reason I popped over here (other than avoiding work) is to mention a technique that everyone else has probably already figured out--using Word's search function to find inconsistencies. It can be used for a lot of other things, but this is how I'm using it this morning--finding swear words!
I have one character who never uses a word stronger than "crap." So I want to make sure she's the only one using that word. And I have a younger character who tends to call people "jerkwads," and I want her to be the only one using it. So Words show me every occurrence of those words and I can snap to the ones that are inappropriate and change them. Magic!
Anyone else have some nifty suggestions for Word search? So many fun distractions when we have technology for playing!