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Why a Fiction Author Should Increase their Vocabulary

On a regular basis, fiction authors use certain vocabularies when writing. There are other vocabulary one can learn so that you always have words that you can choose from when writing. It is best to use verbs, nouns, modifiers and adjectives that best bring out the writing if you are a fiction writer. How well you put together the words and the words themselves make up for good writing. It is easy to get into a novel that is engaging when you read it. The novel should be reread after you enjoyed reading it the first time. Examining how the work is written is the goal. 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. You should know that American and British authors write differently.

The difference in use of some words, punctuation and spelling are the places these authors differ. For instance, among is an American word and amongst is a British word. There are standard rules that you should stick to when writing for either the American or British readers.

It is important that fiction authors expand their vocabulary base as it is possible. This can be done anytime when they are reading another author’s work. Noting down any new vocabulary that you come across is very important. Most authors do not do this even though it is general knowledge. Besides it being a logical thing to do, it is one way of building your vocabulary. Consider getting a notebook or use any other means you desire to make categories that suits your needs. Anytime people are talking or when there is a dialogue on the TV or when you are reading, you should concentrate and listen keenly. Be mindful of verbs, nouns, modifiers and adjectives or any compound nouns being used. Chances are you will be surprised of the words you already use, the ones you didn’t know about and those you never thought of using. The words or phrases that your characters might occasionally use should be kept. Use a phrase like ‘her eyes surveyed the room ‘ when describing the action of the eye.

You will be able to describe vividly what is going on internally and externally regarding your characters if you take notes of such words and phrases. When you make use of the lists that you kept, you will be able to write authentic and creative vocabulary. The first draft you make should use this list.