How Fiction Authors Can Benefit From Increasing their Vocabulary
There is a vocabulary that fiction authors use regularly. You can learn other vocabulary so that you have many words 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. It is easy to get into a novel that is engaging when you read 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. You should know that American and British authors write differently.
The difference in use of some words, punctuation and spelling are the places these authors differ. For example, among is used by the Americans and amongst by the British. There are standard rules that you should stick to when writing for either the American or British readers.
Expanding the base of the vocabulary fiction authors know is important and it is possible to do. Doing this is possible when they are reading another author’s work. It is advisable that you note down any new vocabulary that you come across. This seems to be general knowledge, but most authors do not usually do this. 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. When people are talking or when there is a dialogue on the TV and when you are reading you should be keen to listen. Be mindful of verbs, nouns, modifiers and adjectives or any compound nouns being used. You will be amazed about 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.
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. Such a list will help you rephrase your words and write authentic and creative vocabulary. When making the first draft use this list.