How Fiction Authors Can Benefit From Increasing 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. To make the writing more appealing, a fiction writer should use verbs, nouns, modifiers and adjectives when writing. Good writing is not only how well you put the words together, it is also about the words themselves. When a novel you are reading is engaging, you will easily get into it. After reading and enjoying the novel, reread it again. 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. American and British authors write differently, this you should know.
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. Doing this is possible when they are reading another author’s work. Noting down any new vocabulary that you come across is very important. Despite it being general knowledge, most authors do not 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. 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. 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. You will be able to rephrase your words and write authentic and creative vocabulary when using the lists you kept. Use this list when making your draft.