MS Word for Authors, Monday blog #4
Now that you have assigned style Heading 1 to each chapter and discovered the delights of Document View, consider this. Perhaps you know perfectly well what happens in Chapter 9 and 24 and 33. Or perhaps not. Was the bloody dagger discovered in Chapter 12 or was it 13? Did you remember to move the charging rhino chapter to after the fire bombing?
When you send the ms to your publisher, you probably want simple chapter titles. But until then, it can be handy to cram a mini-synopsis into each. Here's an example.
13 Dirk/Zelda in Rome,neurotox,sex,pitbull
Keep it short so you can see the key words in the Doc View panel. It's easy to clean them all up after your final edits.
Dirk wrestles alligator