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Hi there! I'm Conor, and I'm a Twine developer/writer-guy. I've finished up a draft of a story but am not completely certain about word count. It's listed at 1080 words right now but the Twine counter seems to be including code text as well. I'm not sure if there's a way to count text without including code, if I should do it by hand, or if the word count DOES include code as well. Any advice? Thank you!

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The Twine word count does include code so you should be good to go. If you want to check for sure. Do a play-through of the game and highlight then cut and paste the text from each new page into say Notepad++, then you should be able to see the wordcount on the Summary page.

Also keep in mind that any repeated phrases like room descriptions or link text or page headings only count once. So if you use the same link text several times, it only counts once toward the total. 

I wouldn't stress too hard about it at this stage, if you win we'll be editing prior to publishing anyway.

Thank you!