Bison or Buffalo

posted Nov 17, 2015, 6:27 AM by David Alan Binder   [ updated May 16, 2016, 6:51 AM ]

Bison or Buffalo

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How do you know which word to chose?  Which is the correct way to say what you want to say?

The flow of the words has one effect on your writing, Dear Writers.  Another effect is the meaning.  If meaning is not as important then flow determines.  If meaning is absolute then by all means use the correct meaning.

I’m reading an Eric Van Lustbader book called, “The Miko” and he uses Japanese, Russian and many words I have not understood.  This makes reading a book difficult since you are always translating in your mind and can be distracting; however, at the same time it adds to the story depth and you have to find that perfect sweet spot.

Now I have seen many countless times that admonition as writers that we should use simple words, words that many people know without looking them up.  Yet, it is not understandable to me how many authors do exactly the opposite.  Many well know, award winning authors use very difficult and obscure words that I have to look up.

I do not know how to answer that question of “do we use easy to read words or hard words?”  That I simply do not know and the best answer is to go with how you feel and if the message requires less known words then use them and if not then don’t.  That is a stab in the dark guess on my part.

If anyone has any enlightenment on that question then by all means please reply and inform us all.

As always I welcome comments and feedback.  Also, I’d love a guest blogger to write an article for my website as well.

Thanks and as always, Dear Writers, keep writing.

 

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Bison or Buffalo

How do you know which word to chose?  Which is the correct way to say what you want to say?

The flow of the words has one effect on your writing, Dear Writers.  Another effect is the meaning.  If meaning is not as important then flow determines.  If meaning is absolute then by all means use the correct meaning.

I’m reading an Eric Van Lustbader book called, “The Miko” and he uses Japanese, Russian and many words I have not understood.  This makes reading a book difficult since you are always translating in your mind and can be distracting; however, at the same time it adds to the story depth and you have to find that perfect sweet spot.

Now I have seen many countless times that admonition as writers that we should use simple words, words that many people know without looking them up.  Yet, it is not understandable to me how many authors do exactly the opposite.  Many well know, award winning authors use very difficult and obscure words that I have to look up.

I do not know how to answer that question of “do we use easy to read words or hard words?”  That I simply do not know and the best answer is to go with how you feel and if the message requires less known words then use them and if not then don’t.  That is a stab in the dark guess on my part.

If anyone has any enlightenment on that question then by all means please reply and inform us all.

As always I welcome comments and feedback.  Also, I’d love a guest blogger to write an article for my website as well.

Thanks and as always, Dear Writers, keep writing.

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How do you know which word to chose?  Which is the correct way to say what you want to say?

The flow of the words has one effect on your writing, Dear Writers.  Another effect is the meaning.  If meaning is not as important then flow determines.  If meaning is absolute then by all means use the correct meaning.

I’m reading an Eric Van Lustbader book called, “The Miko” and he uses Japanese, Russian and many words I have not understood.  This makes reading a book difficult since you are always translating in your mind and can be distracting; however, at the same time it adds to the story depth and you have to find that perfect sweet spot.

Now I have seen many countless times that admonition as writers that we should use simple words, words that many people know without looking them up.  Yet, it is not understandable to me how many authors do exactly the opposite.  Many well know, award winning authors use very difficult and obscure words that I have to look up.

I do not know how to answer that question of “do we use easy to read words or hard words?”  That I simply do not know and the best answer is to go with how you feel and if the message requires less known words then use them and if not then don’t.  That is a stab in the dark guess on my part.

If anyone has any enlightenment on that question then by all means please reply and inform us all.

As always I welcome comments and feedback.  Also, I’d love a guest blogger to write an article for my website as well.

Thanks and as always, Dear Writers, keep writing.

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