Tagging / Tracking character dialogue


Is there a way to tag/track each character’s speech with some form of keyword, so you can look at all their speech in one place? I’d like to be able to see how their dialogue runs across the whole book to help see inconsistencies and improve characterisation. So you can kind of run a report to say, show all speech by character A and voila all their speech is shown?

The M/S is already mostly complete, so just highlighting scenes they are in wouldn’t really help as seems to be the case with keywords (if I’m understanding their use correctly), I want to be able to tag the actual dialogue. Any ideas, instructions or workarounds?


That’ll be a no then…


I read this just a week or two ago:


The penultimate post might have a solution for you. Unfortunately, I don’t know if there’s a way to easily retrofit this back into an existing manuscript.