Transitions are changes and you want them to happen as smoothly as possible. Transitions can happen in the following circumstances of a story:

  • Setting to setting
  • Character to character (dialogue)
  • Inner dialogue to action of story
  • One time to another time
  • There are others…can you think of them?

There are many ways to use transitions:

  • Paragraphs
  • Punctuation like commas or ellipsis
  • Words like, finally, suddenly, until
  • Repetition of words or images

Make sure to help your reader follow your thinking, ideas must be connected. Ideas should not be random or jump around!