Why a Fiction Author Should Increase their Vocabulary
There is a vocabulary that fiction authors use regularly. There are other vocabulary one can learn so that you always have words that you can choose from when writing. When you are a fiction writer it is best if you use verbs, nouns, modifiers and adjectives that best bring out the 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. How the plot and characters were developed as well as the technical aspects such as grammar are some of the things you should be mindful of. Be mindful of the fact that American and British authors write differently.
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. There are standard rules that you should stick to when writing for either the American or British readers.
It is important that fiction authors expand their vocabulary base as it is possible. Doing this is possible when they are reading another author’s work. Noting down any new vocabulary that you come across is very important. This seems to be general knowledge, but most authors do not usually 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. 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.