Somebody on this forum told me a few weeks ago that "A huge vocabulary doesn't mean a thing, if you can't use the words to communicate something to others. If your goal is to become a writer, possessing a grand vocabulary won't make you a better writer." I personally think thats very good advice. What do you guys suggest I do then? Rather then trying to increase the size of my vocabulary, should I try and actually focus on sentence structure and trying to convey my thoughts? I don't really know. I feel like building a big vocabulary is essential is it not? Sometimes when I'm writing, I blank out and all the words seem nebulous to me and my mind feels warped and for a brief moment I forget what the hell English is. I know that's silly but sometimes that happens and I guess thats because I just don't write enough. I Mean, I'm always sending emails to people but I don't necessarily write STORIES or anything like that. I'm not really trying to be a writer. Maybe a journalist at most but either way, I really want to become better at writing PERIOD. I just admire so many people here who are able to convey there thoughts so effortlessly.. There are just so many words in the English language that I have trouble keeping up with all their meanings. I just wonder if there are any good online exercises I should take to try and increase my overall writing. I actually have a book in my room that I occasionally read but not as much as I should, it's called something like "Building a superior vocabulary". It boasts that by the end of the book, your vocab/writing level should be on par with a college students. I think I really should invest more time into this book rather then continuously searching for an answer thats clearly in front of me. What do you guys think?