I tried looking through the older posts to find a post on this, but couldn't find one. Sorry if this has been asked before. A major thing I stumble across is creating a smooth time lapse. Either if this is from a jump over unimportant tasks (Traveling, long silences, characters doing mundane tasks) to a more important task. Ex: Character is verbally fighting with side character. They fight until they get into a car for a road trip, don't talk for the 8 hour drive and it is not until they get into the hotel do they begin to resolve their fight. I would like to portray the tension and awkwardness of a silence, but am not too sure how to approach it. Another is a long time lapse, lets say months. Typically I would break this up by creating a new chapter. Trying figuring out how to wrap up the previous chapter, and then introduce the time lapse at the beginning of the next chapter...is something baffles me. I'm a bit of an aloof reader, and don't notice any patterns in reading but can note the smooth traveling over the time jump. Over reading my own work it appears to be confusing and choppy. Does anyone have any tips and tricks for this? I'm sure I will branch off to get my own style of doing such things, but I feel I'm lacking the basic understanding first. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.