Thursday, July 13, 2006

smooth the way for readers

Many writers get caught in transitions, and we don't mean job changes, but those essential words that move the reader from one thought to the next. An easy-to-use reference for just such occasions is A Writer's Guide to Transitional Words and Expressions by Victor C. Pellegrino. The "pages" in this book are arranged so you can easily thumb through them to find options for transitions that indicate time order, sequence, summaries, cause and effect, emphasis, examples and more. And as a bonus, the last section includes 500 words that can substitute for "said." Make a transition on your reference shelf and include this slim but useful volume.

Buy A Writer's Guide to Transitional Words and Expressions

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