So I just finished a draft of my first novel. Well, at least the first I finished, so I've printed it out and read it. The first and biggest problem I've noticed is my transition into different scenes. For example, I have a scene set up where a guy is dreaming about his girlfriend then abruptly changes to a dream with his father. So far all I could come up with is "A moment later the world faded into...." Do you guys have any ideas or suggestions as to where I might get some decent examples? Also, I occassionally switch from the main character to another character's perspective. Those bits range anywhere from a couple pages to almost a full chapter. A friend of mine says that I should stretch out the shorter ones and just make them all their own chapters. What do you think?