Importance of Increasing the Vocabulary For a Fiction Author
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. Good writing is not only how well you put the words together, it is also about the words themselves. When you are reading a novel that is engaging, it is easy to get into it. After reading and enjoying the novel, reread it again. 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. 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 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. 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 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. When people are talking or when there is a dialogue on the TV and when you are reading you should be keen to listen. Take note of the verbs, nouns, modifiers and adjectives or any compound nouns that are 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. Use this list when making your draft.