Once again another insightful post!
In addition to what you recommended, a good way to help with understanding transitions is to watch a tv show or movie. They don’t show every detail of how the characters get from one place to another unless it’s relevant to the story.
For the A-Z challenge, I am posting writing and editing tips to help you improve and enhance your writing.
T is for Transitions
Transitions are used to:
- Change time
- Change location
- Change character viewpoint
- To skip unimportant time periods or events
One issue I’ve seen with many writers is that they put too much detail in these transitions, showing how a character gets from one place to another – getting into their car, driving home, parking, walking up the stairs to their apartment, just like this scene from the infamous B-movie Birdemic:
The reader doesn’t need to know that. They just want to get on with the story, on to what happens next.
So how do you use transitions skilfully?
- Start a new chapter – this easily lets your reader know the narrative has moved on
- If you’re changing scene/time/viewpoint within a chapter use a physical sign like *****…
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