1. Sean2112bd
    Offline

    Sean2112bd Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    2

    How do I transition effectively?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Sean2112bd, Feb 10, 2011.

    I'm having trouble transitioning seamlessly from paragraph to paragraph. I can write a paragraph and fill it with description (for example describing a character), but the problem is is that when I transition into another paragraph and try to talk about something else I don't know how to follow up from my previous paragraph.
     
  2. guamyankee
    Offline

    guamyankee Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Messages:
    474
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Tacoma, Washington
    The key word in your question is seamlessly. Don't try to be seamless in your rough draft. You're gonna have a hard enough time with that in revision. Just write.
     
  3. Elgaisma
    Offline

    Elgaisma Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,337
    Likes Received:
    92
    Agree with this, you will have more options once your story is complete.
     
  4. -oz
    Offline

    -oz Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    The Great Sandy Waste
    Reading more will help you with your transitions (provided you're reading good books). The more it's ingrained in your system (by reading), the more it will flow from you naturally. In the meantime, try posting some of your works on the reviews section (after reviewing a couple, of course).
     
  5. w176
    Offline

    w176 Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,067
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    LuleƄ, Sweden
    Do it the well you would if you were talking. Lets say you were talking about a trip your made. You talk about a element, pause, let the lister catch up and continue. You already got the skill for how to do this neatly.

    Write a paragraph, pause and think "How would I continue if I told my friend about this?"
     

Share This Page