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September 18, 2017

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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. 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. The novel should be reread after you enjoyed reading it the first time. The goal is to examine how the work was 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. While Americans use among, the British use the word amongst. Writing for either the American readers or British readers each have their standard of rules that you should stick to.

Expanding the base of the vocabulary fiction authors know is important and it is possible to do. This can be done anytime when they are reading another author’s work. A new vocabulary that you come across should be noted. 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. To make categories that suits your needs, get a notebook or any other means you desire. 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. Use a phrase like ‘her eyes surveyed the room ‘ when describing the action of the eye.

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. Such a list will help you rephrase your words and write authentic and creative vocabulary. Use this list when making your draft.