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Jumping the Cut: Writing Transitional Scenes in the Netflix and Twitter Age
To assert that our current golden age of television, at-our-fingertips movies or Twitter streams are changing how readers receive novels is bold. At the same time, however, don’t we all find ourselves skipping a novel’s transitional paragraphs? Subconsciously, it seems, our brains foresee a flashback or a forward time hop, so accustomed are we to the methods of video. Movies and television have long utilized the jump cut. Can we do it in novels too?