How Fiction Authors Can Benefit From Increasing their Vocabulary

On a regular basis, fiction authors use certain vocabularies when writing. 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. How well you put together the words and the words themselves make up for good writing. 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. Be mindful of the fact that American and British authors write differently.

The authors differ in the use of words, spelling and punctuation. For example, among is used by the Americans and amongst by the British. 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. 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. This seems to be general knowledge, but most authors do not usually 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. Anytime people are talking or when there is a dialogue on the TV or when you are reading, you should concentrate and listen keenly. Be mindful of 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. For example for the eyes, 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. When you make use of the lists that you kept, you will be able to write authentic and creative vocabulary. Use this list when making your draft.