In this episode, Leslie and Clark critique the opening of Ascendancy, a sword and sorcery novel by A. B. Corley. They discuss transitions between scenes, tweaking dialogue so that the characters are distinguishable, and diction in dialogue.
Editorial Mission—Smooth Transitions
Look at the transitions between scenes to see if you are providing a smooth reading experience. Have you identified the place, the passage of time, and the POV character (if applicable)? If not, find a way to add them to keep your reader oriented in time and space.
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