Characters moving through time and space is the essence of fiction. How they pass through story is done through scenes and transitions. Transitions can be as simple as a double space break to indicate a new scene, or they can be one paragraph—even one sentence—expeditionary passages. Transitions can imply the passage of time, unveil a change of setting, or introduce new characters. In this week’s WritingWednesday, we’re going to discuss transitions in fiction. Listed below are some resources to support your knowledge of transitions.
Ask the Writing Teacher: Transitions
Edan Lepucki, The Millions
Scene Transitions and Hooks
Shirley Jump, shirleyjump.com
Mastering Scene Transitions
Beth Hill, The Editor’s Blog
Anne Rice on Transitions (video)
Anne Rice, Bedford/St. Martin’s Facebook
Transitions: Getting Your Story Through Time and Space
Caro Clarke, CaroClarke.com
A. J. Humpage, All Write – Fiction Advice
WritingWednesday discussion begins at 4 p.m. E.T. in Twitter using #litchat hashtag. See you there.