S.R.Claridge writes Mystery and Romantic Suspense novels. Her work has been said to have the energy of Dan Brown, the mystery of Mary Higgins Clark and the humor of Janet Evanovich. Claridge novels will take you to the edge of your seat, keep you guessing until the very end and ultimately warm your heart. It is on the pages of every S.R.Claridge novel that Mystery and Sensual Suspense collide.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

From Here to There

Transitional words create powerful links in your story, taking the reader from one idea to the next.  Here are some common categories and examples of transitional words and phrases gathered from The Writer's Handbook.

furthermore, moreover, too, also, in the second place, again, in addition, even more, next, further, last, lastly, finally, besides, and, or, nor, first, second, secondly
while, immediately, never, after, later, earlier, always, when, soon, whenever, meanwhile, sometimes, in the meantime, during, afterwards, now, until now, next, following, once, then, at length, so far, simultaneously, this time, subsequently
here, there, nearby, behond, wherever, opposite to, adjacent to, neighboring on, above, below
Exemplification or Illustration
to illustrate, to demonstrate, specifically, for instance, as in illustration, for example
in the same way, by the same token, similarly, in like manner, likewise, in similar fashion
yet, and yet, nevertheless, nonetheless, after all, but, however, though, otherwise, on the contrary, in contrast, notwithstanding, on the other hand, at the same time
that is to say, in other words, to explain, that is, to clarify, to rephrase it, to put it another way
because, since, on account of, for that reason
therefore, consequently, accordingly, thus, hence, as a result
in order that, so that, to that end, to this end, for this purpose
almost, nearly, probably, never, always, frequently, perhaps, maybe, although
indeed, to repeat, by all means, of course, doubtedly, certainly, without doubt, yes, no, undoubtedly, in fact, surely, in fact