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Importance of Increasing the Vocabulary For a Fiction Author

On a regular basis, fiction authors use certain vocabularies when writing. You can learn other vocabulary so that you have many words you can choose from when writing. When you are a fiction writer it is best if you use verbs, nouns, modifiers and adjectives that best bring out the writing. Good writing is not only how well you put the words together, it is also about the words themselves. 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 point of this is to analyse how the work has been written. Put your focus on the creative aspect of the writing, this entails how the plot and characters were developed as well as the technical aspects such as grammar. You should know that American and British authors write differently.

The authors differ in the use of words, spelling and punctuation. While Americans use among, the British use the word amongst. Writing for either the American readers or British readers each have their standard of rules that you should stick to.

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. Noting down any new vocabulary that you come across is very important. This seems to be general knowledge, but most authors do not usually do this. Besides it being a logical thing to do, it is one way of building your vocabulary. Another thing to do is to get a notebook or any other system that you desire, and make categories that suit 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. Take note of the verbs, nouns, modifiers and adjectives or any compound nouns that are 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. It is also great to keep a list of words or phrases that your characters might occasionally use. For example for the eyes, 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. Such a list will help you rephrase your words and write authentic and creative vocabulary. Use this list when making your draft.

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