Lost in transition

I think that one of my biggest (if not my biggest) problem with writing is transitions between scenes. (But maybe after I actually let other people read what I wrote, you guys will say my biggest problem is that I suck.) My high school English teacher used to complain about transitions in his students’ essay writing. He said that we were like Evel Knieval jumping across rows of cars or the Snake River Canyon the way we would leap from one idea to the next. I think I’m the same way with my fiction.

Evel Knieval in Sports Illustrated. Or how I go between scenes.

I write disjointedly, one scene then another not based on the work’s chronology but based on my own inspiration. Then I’ll try to make sense between the scenes and try to sew it all together, but I think the seams are too visible.

Like the stitching on my mother’s sister’s girl’s dress. Does this reference make sense to anyone?


About emmawolf

I'm a freelance writer living in Baltimore with my husband, son, and two cats. I'm working on editing my first novel. I love reading, traveling, and the cello.
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