Lessons Learned from Years with Options

September 11, 2017

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Importance of Increasing the Vocabulary For a Fiction Author

Authors usually have vocabulary that they use on a regular basis. You can learn other vocabulary so that you have many words you can choose from when writing. To make the writing more appealing, a fiction writer should use verbs, nouns, modifiers and adjectives when writing. How well you put together the words and the words themselves make up for good writing. When you are reading a novel that is engaging, it is easy to get into it. The novel should be reread after you enjoyed reading it the first time. The goal is to examine how the work was written. How the plot and characters were developed as well as the technical aspects such as grammar are some of the things you should be mindful of. American and British authors write differently, this you should know.

It could be their punctuation, spelling and the difference in the words that are being used. For instance, among is an American word and amongst is a British word. It is important that you stick to the standard rules when writing for American readers or for British readers.

Expanding the base of the vocabulary fiction authors know is important and it is possible to do. This can be done anytime when they are reading another author’s work. A new vocabulary that you come across should be noted. Most authors do not do this even though it is general knowledge. It is one of the many ways of building your vocabulary even though it is a logical thing to do. To make categories that suits your needs, get a notebook or any other means you desire. Be keen when listening to people talk, or when reading and even conversations on the TV. You should take note of the verbs, nouns, modifiers and adjectives or any compound nouns being used. There are words that you already use, the ones that you did not know and those you never thought of using, you will discover either if this. It is also great to keep a list of words or phrases that your characters might occasionally use. When describing the action of the eye, use a phrase like ‘her eyes surveyed the room.

Taking note of such words and phrases gives you the ability to be creative in the description of what is going on internally and externally regarding your characters. You will be able to rephrase your words and write authentic and creative vocabulary when using the lists you kept. Use this list when making your draft.