What words occur only once in your story/novel?
So you've just finished your multi-volume epic fantasy, hundreds of thousands of words long. There's bound to be at least one word you've used only once, but you're not about to go through the text making lists and looking for it, just to find out what it is. Particularly as you're only mildly curious.
But how many words in your story or novel are unique?
That's what I built this tool for!
Paste the text of your story (or novel) into the text box below, and click the Find words button. (Your story isn't sent to our server, or anywhere else. The analysis is all done by a script running in your own browser.)
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Words used only once:
To round off, here are some results from a handful of literary classics (texts courtesy of Gutenberg.org). We've only included some of the more interesting words:
|Title & author||Unique||Some of the unique words|
|War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy||1%||highfalutin, nonmilitary, somnambulist, unfaithful, walnuts|
|Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen||2%||conversations, domestics, shopping, vexations, witticisms|
|This Side of Paradise by F Scott Fitzgerald||6%||millionaire, policeman, sentimentality, tragically, zigzag|
|Frankenstein by Mary Shelley||4%||abhorrent, apple, galvanism, progeny, shocking|
|Dracula by Bram Stoker||3%||autopsy, desires, fainted, kittens, nightly|
|Middlemarch by George Eliot||2%||baboon, clodhopper, dolphin, flippancy, wrongly|
|The War of the Worlds by H G Wells||5%||alien, class, electricity, primitive, radiation|
|Great Expectations by Charles Dickens||2%||blacking, eccentric, rabbits, twinkle, youthfulness|