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How Fiction Authors Can Benefit From Increasing 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. To make the writing more appealing, a fiction writer should use verbs, nouns, modifiers and adjectives when writing. What makes up good writing is how well you put the words together and how the words themselves are. 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. Examining how the work is written is the goal. The aspect of writing is where you should focus on, they include how the plot and characters were developed and the technical aspects like grammar. 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. Writing for either the American readers or British readers each have their standard of rules that you should stick to.

Fiction authors can and should expand the base of the vocabulary that they use. Doing this is possible when they are reading another author’s work. Noting down any new vocabulary that you come across is very important. Despite it being general knowledge, most authors do not do this. It is one of the many ways of building your vocabulary even though it is a logical thing to do. Another thing to do is to get a notebook or any other system that you desire, and make categories that suit your needs. When people are talking or when there is a dialogue on the TV and when you are reading you should be keen to listen. You should take note of the 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. 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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