Jamalyn (jamalyn) wrote,

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Fanfiction Hurts

I am at a loss. I cannot decide if the word I mean to use is feigned or feinted. Either would work, but both will change the meaning of what is being said ever so slightly; just enough so that I cannot allow myself to use them interchangeably. I guess that what I’m saying is that the character has yet to garner (gather?) shape enough to call the decision one way or another.

I thought I had this character fixed in my head.

Also currently under debate: vocabulary.

Is it ostentatious to use words for which there are lesser equivalents? Should a fic’s verbiage, either natural (i.e. a member of the author’s own vocabulary) or augmented (determined via a thesaurus), be maintained on any predetermined level?

Good words do not a good author make, but do they help?

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