I read different books at the same time, and when I see an interesting word or [STRIKE]the[/STRIKE] one I have not used previously, I usually write it down. Words create associations in my mind, even pictures and scenes. I saw the word "placid" in a book, and my mind associated it with the word "lake", [STRIKE]and[/STRIKE] then I saw a man emerging from the woods and looking at the placid lake under the bright sunshine.
As for writing a novel, I have a few in my mind, but my English [STRIKE]must[/STRIKE] needs to be better, as well as the quality of my writing, if I am ever to have a chance to get them published.
No, that was andrew. I feel that Bassim is asking the right question with 'Does it sound natural'?