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Why a Fiction Author Should Increase their Vocabulary

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. 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. The goal is to examine how the work was 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. American and British authors write differently, this you should know.

The difference in use of some words, punctuation and spelling are the places these authors differ. For example, among is used by the Americans and amongst by the British. 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. A new vocabulary that you come across should be noted. Despite it being general knowledge, most authors do not 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. 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. Keeping a list of the words or phrases that your characters might occasionally use is important. 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. Use this list when making your draft.

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