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Importance of Increasing the Vocabulary For a Fiction Author

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. After reading and enjoying the novel, reread it again. 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. You should know 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. For example for the eyes, 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. The first draft you make should use this list.