amilli wrote:Very enlightening. In addition, another transition technique is using a sentence. That is, making the last sentence in the last paragraph a lead (or connecting sentence) into what the next paragraph will be about. Let me give it a shot:
I have truly made some tremendous discoveries since I have visited Jan's Writing Basic on the board index. Some of the skills discussed here I have already been practicing, but great clarifications has been provided as well. Participating in the discussions had also stirred a lot of questions.
One such question that immediately comes to mind is finding out if it's obvious to tell in an article when an author is purposely breaking writing rules by choice? It is advice that writers seek to know the rules but they shouldn't be afraid to break them.
PS: It's an example...but a serious question too!
Amilli, I like your example of a transition--you did it very well.
I'm not sure I understand your question, though. If you're asking if the writer should inform her reader that she's going to break some writing rules--absolutely not.
But if you're asking whether it should be obvious to readers that the writer is breaking rules on purpose--that depends. How sophisticated and experienced is the reader? How skilled is the writer? An unsophisticated reader might think, This writer is using sentence fragments, so he is a poor writer. But an astute reader who is reading analytically might think, This writer has used sentence fragments to pick up the pace of her writing.
There are really just too many variables to give your question one simple answer--sorry.