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Why a Fiction Author Should Increase their Vocabulary

There is a vocabulary that fiction authors use regularly. For you to have a big number of words to choose from when writing, you need to learn other vocabularies. 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. The point of this is to analyse how the work has been written. 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 authors differ in the use of words, spelling and punctuation. For instance, among is an American word and amongst is a British word. It is important that you stick to the standard rules when writing for American readers or for 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. It is one of the many ways of building your vocabulary even though it is a logical thing to do. 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. 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. Keeping a list of the words or phrases that your characters might occasionally use is important. Use a phrase like ‘her eyes surveyed the room ‘ when describing the action of the eye.

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.