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hi Brian, i am Prasad. i like putting my ideas on the paper but i am  not good at using english vocabulary in writing. does it require sound knowledge of vocabulary to convey my idea? how can i effectively convey my ideas through writing? sir,please answer these questions and help me. thank you.

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Hi Prasad!

The simple answer to your question is no, an immense vocabulary is extremely helpful, but not necessary.  Many writers have utilized simple and lean prose to convey very powerful messages and emotions.  Really, you'll want to focus on what you're good at.  For example, the most natural dialogue doesn't require vocabulary, it requires the ability to really know your characters and become them.

Start by reading and emulating other authors who write in a way you like.  I would suggest Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and James Jones.

Hope that gets you started!  Good luck with your writing, and keep at it!

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Brian Connelly

Expertise

I can answer questions about how to start writing creatively, how to keep motivated to finish a creative writing project or write creatively on a consistent basis, how to come up with creative writing ideas and how to improve creative writing in general.

Experience

My university major was English literature, and I've been a (mostly) amateur writer for about 20 years.

Publications
Quill Books Poetry Anthology Local Alaskan newspaper

Education/Credentials
Bachelor's in English Literature (North Carolina State University)

Awards and Honors
Editor's choice award for one short story and one poem Three published poems in national anthologies

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