How Fiction Authors Can Benefit From Increasing their Vocabulary
On a regular basis, fiction authors use certain vocabularies when writing. There are other vocabulary one can learn so that you always have words that you can choose from when writing. It is best to use verbs, nouns, modifiers and adjectives that best bring out the writing if you are a fiction writer. What makes up good writing is how well you put the words together and how the words themselves are. When you are reading a novel that is engaging, it is easy to get into it. Reread the novel again after reading and enjoying it. 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. Be mindful of the fact that American and British authors write differently.
It could be their punctuation, spelling and the difference in the words that are being used. 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. Anytime when they are reading another author’s work, they can do this. Noting down any new vocabulary that you come across is very important. 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. To make categories that suits your needs, get a notebook or any other means you desire. 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. 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.
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. Use this list when making your draft.