Why a Fiction Author Should Increase 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. 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. When you are reading a novel that is engaging, it is easy to get into it. Reread the novel again after reading and enjoying it. 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.
The authors differ in the use of words, spelling and punctuation. 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.
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. Most authors do not do this even though it is general knowledge. It is a logical thing to do but is only one of the many strategies of how you can build your vocabulary. 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. 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. When describing the action of the eye, use a phrase like ‘her eyes surveyed the room.
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. The first draft you make should use this list.