True writers live and die by the thesaurus. Even if you already have a big enough vocabulary to express everything you want to write, there are always bigger, longer, and more obscure words you could be using, and it’s a tragedy when lazy writers pass up this opportunity.
No proper writer worth his salt would use a small oafish word like “irk” when he can use something more writerly, such as “commode”. Why use “eat” when you can use “gourmandize”? Why use “fight” when you can use “altercation”?
True art is not for the simple-minded, so if people with small vocabularies cannot read your book, then clearly you’ve just made true art yourself.
Your article is worth reading. I am a teacher, have completed my Masters in English Literature, teaching is my profession but not passion. I’ve good symbolic approach in all four integrated skills, can also write small articles, travel writings and love books. I feel that I can see things from different perspectives.
I’m stuck with in my thoughts, want to change my profession but because of lack of opportunities in my country ,Pakistan, I am unable to name that creativity, exist in me.
there is a job for an editor, but I am hesitating to send my resume there. Being an editor, do you think that my qualification and creativity allows me to do so….?
your humble answers to all above, forced me to ask you.
waiting for your reply.