Saturday, April 28, 2007

IWW Practice Exercise, 4/29/07

Exercise: Transitions (Version 2)


Prepared by: Florence Cardinal
Reposted, revised, on Sun, 29 Apr 2007
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Transitions, moving someone from one place to another, or from one time frame to another, is difficult for many writers. If you move your character too quickly, your audience may feel disoriented and it may take them a few moments to realize what has happened.

On the other hand, you can't show every step your character takes, or every second that passes as he moves from spring to winter.


Exercise: In 300 words or less, move a character from point A to point B or from one time frame to another smoothly and quickly, without losing your reader in the transition, or bogging your reader down with excess prose.

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