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M. T. Dremer says
Well said MT.
Great insights here. I do wonder about some novelists, though. I've been reading Safe Haven and I noticed there aren't any 'big words'. I never notice this when I see movies based on Sparks' books. Have you read any of his stuff?
I've never personally read any of Nicholas Sparks's books, though another thing to consider is the perspective of the main character. If they're the kind of person who would use simple words, then it makes sense for the narrative to reflect that.
Another good point, MT. I thought about that. The main character is not college educated. Dickens wouldn't have done it that way, but times have changed, I guess.
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Keith Abt says
Good points. I definitely need simplified explanations to learn computer and internet skills!
Good point about communicating technical info in a hub. I wasn't thinking about that issue. I do think it's ok to have a couple words that may be new to people. Good to learn new vocab. at any age, right? I read to learn too.