At 10/6/10 01:11 PM, 4urentertainment wrote:
That's true to an extent. However, if you have a wider range of vocabulary, you'll be able to use the correct words at the correct time to be able to portray your message in a more comprehensible fashion. And I think that's what writing is all about.
Yes, a wide vocabulary is nice, however like I said, simply having big words does not make one's writing better. Especially for sequences containing action. And having a wider range of vocabulary also does not mean reaching out and selecting the largest most high brow word you can think of to try and make yourself seem like a better writer.
This is especially true if one can not string words together well, or stumble with verb and pro-noun use. If a writer has a story that is chocked full of big words and complex theories thinking that will make an excellent story, but then goes and forgets to add plot, character depth... or even characters, rising and falling action, tension and so forth... well, those big words are pretty useless.