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Nov
23
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
(I'm sorry if that sounded brusque. Unintended.)
Nov
23
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
And I don't understand your question. If my audience is not people who don't like words, isn't it implicit that my audience is people who do like words, and don't mind literate and varied writing? Anyways, I don't think this is relevant to the question. I'm not asking how to write a children's book, or for people's opinions on how to write for different audiences. I'm asking how to enrich my active vocabulary, regardless of when or how I want to use it.
Nov
23
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
@MichaelKjörling I agree. My main point on that frontier is that a thesaurus should not be an absolute necessity. Certainly you don't need to memorize the entire STL for C++, but if it's your primary language then it's a good idea to know your basic string operations, data structures, etc. I couldn't tell you all the myriad multimap methods, but I could sure as hell declare one and employ its basic functionality without a book.
Nov
23
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
Lol-- I'm not sure if you're trying to be funny, but what you said actually, literally doesn't make any sense. To such an extent that I almost have to ask if you're ESL...? "Apprehending your inception"?
Nov
23
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
Grunt! Grunt grunt grunt!
Nov
23
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
I very strongly disagree with the idea of avoiding words you don't hear on a daily basis. That will inevitably lead to atavism.
Nov
23
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Nov
23
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
I have such a huge problem with @Tannalein's comment that I'm going to have to expand the question to address it. I am absolutely astonished that three people are backing that comment.
Nov
23
comment Believable (but easy) archaic English
True. I started thinking about it in the context of having a character who always speaks in a foreign language, and that doesn't seem so bad. Perhaps. @SF, try it! See how it goes.
Nov
23
comment Believable (but easy) archaic English
Fine, fine.....
Nov
23
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Nov
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asked Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
Nov
21
comment How does one write a character smarter than oneself?
They say God created the world in 7 days, but what they don't tell you is how much outlining and googling he did in the years prior.
Nov
21
comment How to write realistic female dialogue
God damn it, I was going to say that.
Nov
21
comment What makes first person plural a tricky narrative voice?
Unfortunately, @Tannalein, the kind of people who end up demolishing half the town and getting into fights with the opposing team's fans are also usually not the kind of people who read many books.
Nov
21
answered Believable (but easy) archaic English
Nov
21
comment Believable (but easy) archaic English
Why the hell do you want to write in archaic English? You think people want to read that shit? Tell a great story in an incomprehensible way, nobody likes your story.
Nov
21
comment Believable (but easy) archaic English
Hey, hey! The violin resents that!
Nov
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Nov
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accepted How do authors incorporate languages they don't speak?