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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. 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. It is easy to get into a novel that is engaging when you read it. Reread the novel again after reading and enjoying it. 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. 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. While Americans use among, the British use the word amongst. 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. Noting down any new vocabulary that you come across is very important. 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. To make categories that suits your needs, get a notebook or any other means you desire. Anytime people are talking or when there is a dialogue on the TV or when you are reading, you should concentrate and listen keenly. 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. Keeping a list of the words or phrases that your characters might occasionally use is important. 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. When you make use of the lists that you kept, you will be able to write authentic and creative vocabulary. When making the first draft use this list.