I used some medical terminology (not a lot though) in ‘A House Without Windows’ because the main character is a doctor and that’s how she would think. One reviewer complained that some of the words I was using were too long and difficult!


embarrassed boyOne of the really bad things you can do to your writing is to dress up the vocabulary, working for long words because you’re maybe a little bit ashamed of your short ones. This is like dressing up a household pet in evening clothes. The pet is embarrassed, and the person who committed this act of premeditated cuteness should be even more embarrassed.
Stephen King

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