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Saturday, January 29, 2011

How To Use Transitions

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Using transitional words/phrases
allow you to work smooth changes
into your writing. They show how
two ideas are connected to each

Second, for example, they let
readers know it happened after
the first incident, and whatever
happened first caused the second
event to happen.

Take a look at my example.

People who become writers are
genetically destined, they either
have to write or they learn to write.
The point that writers are genetically
destined opens the door for all kinds
of arguments, include inheritance defines
a writer. Secondly, writers, simply, learn
to write. Some would reason writing can't
be taught. However, the debate can spin
into a lively one.

Transitional words keep paragraphs from
exploding into disconnected statements.

Transitional words are: plus, first, second,
third, now, beside, in the same way, but,
in fact, for example, in conclusion and in
other words.

In conclusion, poor use of transitional
words will take the reader on a jerky ride,
with here is a sentence and there's another
disjointed idea. In other words, transitional
words bring paragraphs together with consistency.

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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.

She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.

She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.

Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.

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