On Choosing the Right Word

A Writer's Path

by Julianne Q. Johnson

I was taking part in a conversation between various writers today about word choice. Some participants were arguing the point that using fancier word choices was the way to go. They were quite fierce about it and mentioned how it was nice to build their readers’ vocabulary, and besides, Kindle and the like make it so easy to look up a new word. That’s fine. That’s their writing style.

It’s not mine.

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1 thought on “On Choosing the Right Word

  1. Sometimes the simplest word is the best. I don’t think readers like to pause in the experience to look up a word.

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