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Importance of Increasing the Vocabulary For a Fiction Author

Authors usually have vocabulary that they use on a regular basis. 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. How well you put together the words and the words themselves make up for good writing. When a novel you are reading is engaging, you will easily 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. 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. 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.

It is important that fiction authors expand their vocabulary base as it is possible. Anytime when they are reading another author’s work, they can do this. A new vocabulary that you come across should be noted. 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. Consider getting a notebook or use any other means you desire to make categories that suits your needs. Be keen when listening to people talk, or when reading and even conversations on the TV. 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. When describing the action of the eye, use a phrase like ‘her eyes surveyed the room.

When you take note of such words or phrases, you are able to be creative enough to vividly describe what is going on internally and externally concerning your characters. Such a list will help you rephrase your words and write authentic and creative vocabulary. When making the first draft use this list.