Started by Qwerty, November 30, 2020, 08:43:00 PM
Quote from: rewh2oman on November 30, 2020, 10:50:48 PMMy vocabulary is much closer to Hemingway's than Shakespeare's. Although I understand more words/meanings than my mind can actively retrieve and use correctly when I write.I write many short stories and look toward synonyms to liven them up as I grow tired of spewing the same old, same old. Sometimes I succeed.I expand my internal dictionary by things I read and by things I watch and listen to. I've also lived on earth a fair amount of years, so life experiences come into play too. Some words I can recall much goes by the wayside. I struggle to match words that aptly convey my intention and am in awe of those that can. I also look for emotive words. Sometimes I surprise myself.My words are often simple and not literary in the least. Being I lack that talent, I like to think more readers can connect to straight-forward as opposed to more flowery or aureate (aureate is a synonym of flowery) language. I figure if I don't understand the word I shouldn't use it.
Quote from: Jo Bannister on December 09, 2020, 09:38:07 AM...At the same time, I have few reservations about using words in a less conventional way. ...I'll split any infinitive I have to in order to connect with my readers.