What is Verbal Irony? Definition and Examples

Dramatic IronyOpen menu Types of Irony What is Tragic Irony Stages of Dramatic Irony Verbal IronyOpen menu Sarcasm Understatement Overstatement Socratic Irony Situational IronyOpen menu Cosmic Irony Poetic Justice Structural Irony Historical Irony (FREE E-Book) Irony Explained: The Ultimate Guide Verbal irony is the most common type of irony because it’s tied directly to language… Continue reading What is Verbal Irony? Definition and Examples

3 Types of Irony Every Storyteller Should Know (with Examples)

Dramatic IronyOpen menu Types of Irony What is Tragic Irony Stages of Dramatic Irony Verbal IronyOpen menu Sarcasm Understatement Overstatement Socratic Irony Situational IronyOpen menu Cosmic Irony Poetic Justice Structural Irony Historical Irony (FREE E-Book) Irony Explained: The Ultimate Guide We encounter irony every day: in our favorite movies, TV shows, and in our own… Continue reading 3 Types of Irony Every Storyteller Should Know (with Examples)

How To Write a Compelling Character Arc [FREE Story Speedometer]

Writing a great character arc is a challenge. Great characters and their arcs are what drive a plot, make a story relatable, and memorable.  In this post, we’re going to teach you how to write a great character arc using a tool we created called the Story Speedometer. It’s the fastest way to make sure your… Continue reading How To Write a Compelling Character Arc [FREE Story Speedometer]

What is the Rule of Three — A Literary Device for Writers

The rule of three is one of the most important rules in all of writing – but what is the rule of three? We’re going to explore this fascinating and useful rule by looking at examples in sentences, situations, and stories. This article will serve as a referential guide for you to circle back to… Continue reading What is the Rule of Three — A Literary Device for Writers

What is a Compound Sentence Structure — Examples and Tips for Writers

Syntax EssentialsOpen menu What is Syntax What is Passive Voice What is Active Voice Active vs. Passive Voice Sentence StructureOpen menu What is Text Structure What is Sentence Structure Simple Sentence Structure Compound Sentence Structure Compound-Complex Sentence Structure Complex Sentence Structure Short, simple sentences are great. But if they’re all you use, your writing can… Continue reading What is a Compound Sentence Structure — Examples and Tips for Writers

What is a Compound-Complex Sentence Structure — Examples

Syntax EssentialsOpen menu What is Syntax What is Passive Voice What is Active Voice Active vs. Passive Voice Sentence StructureOpen menu What is Text Structure What is Sentence Structure Simple Sentence Structure Compound Sentence Structure Compound-Complex Sentence Structure Complex Sentence Structure Sentences are at the core of any language. We all speak them, but we… Continue reading What is a Compound-Complex Sentence Structure — Examples

Active vs. Passive Voice — Differences and Usages Explained

Syntax EssentialsOpen menu What is Syntax What is Passive Voice What is Active Voice Active vs. Passive Voice Sentence StructureOpen menu What is Text Structure What is Sentence Structure Simple Sentence Structure Compound Sentence Structure Compound-Complex Sentence Structure Complex Sentence Structure Whether in a screenplay, poem, or short story, the voice of the writer often… Continue reading Active vs. Passive Voice — Differences and Usages Explained

What is a Simple Sentence Structure — Examples and Tips for Writers

Syntax EssentialsOpen menu What is Syntax What is Passive Voice What is Active Voice Active vs. Passive Voice Sentence StructureOpen menu What is Text Structure What is Sentence Structure Simple Sentence Structure Compound Sentence Structure Compound-Complex Sentence Structure Complex Sentence Structure A simple sentence is a fundamental tool of language. Don’t believe me? Each sentence… Continue reading What is a Simple Sentence Structure — Examples and Tips for Writers

What is a Complex Sentence Structure — Examples and Tips

Syntax EssentialsOpen menu What is Syntax What is Passive Voice What is Active Voice Active vs. Passive Voice Sentence StructureOpen menu What is Text Structure What is Sentence Structure Simple Sentence Structure Compound Sentence Structure Compound-Complex Sentence Structure Complex Sentence Structure A complex sentence structure might sound daunting. What is a complex sentence structure? I’ve… Continue reading What is a Complex Sentence Structure — Examples and Tips

What is Syntax — Definition, Examples & Why It Matters

Syntax EssentialsOpen menu What is Syntax What is Passive Voice What is Active Voice Active vs. Passive Voice Sentence StructureOpen menu What is Text Structure What is Sentence Structure Simple Sentence Structure Compound Sentence Structure Compound-Complex Sentence Structure Complex Sentence Structure Syntax is something we use everyday, whether we are writers or not. In everyday… Continue reading What is Syntax — Definition, Examples & Why It Matters

What is a Superhero — Definition, Types and Characteristics

Basic CharactersOpen menu Types of Characters in a Story Protagonist Deuteragonist Antagonist Hero Anti Hero Tragic Hero Tritagonist Superhero Anti-Villain Villain Foil Character Character TropesOpen menu Common Character Types Character Archetypes Types of Villains Femme Fatale Mad Scientist Mary Sue Damsel in Distress CharacterizationOpen menu What is Characterization Characterization Examples in Movies Characterization of Anton… Continue reading What is a Superhero — Definition, Types and Characteristics

What is Passive Voice in Writing — Definition, Examples & Tips

Syntax EssentialsOpen menu What is Syntax What is Passive Voice What is Active Voice Active vs. Passive Voice Sentence StructureOpen menu What is Text Structure What is Sentence Structure Simple Sentence Structure Compound Sentence Structure Compound-Complex Sentence Structure Complex Sentence Structure More often than not, most instructors will tell you that active voice is the… Continue reading What is Passive Voice in Writing — Definition, Examples & Tips

What is Active Voice in Writing — Definition, Examples & Tips

Syntax EssentialsOpen menu What is Syntax What is Passive Voice What is Active Voice Active vs. Passive Voice Sentence StructureOpen menu What is Text Structure What is Sentence Structure Simple Sentence Structure Compound Sentence Structure Compound-Complex Sentence Structure Complex Sentence Structure Though there is a strategy and time for passive voice, active voice is a… Continue reading What is Active Voice in Writing — Definition, Examples & Tips

How to Develop a Movie Script — Characters, Structure & Goals

You finally started writing that great screenplay idea and put words to paper. But all of a sudden you realize that you may have the foundation of your story, but not the details. This is not an uncommon problem. So we decided to address this uncommon problem and lay out tips that will help you… Continue reading How to Develop a Movie Script — Characters, Structure & Goals

What is Sentence Structure — Examples and Tips for Writers

Syntax EssentialsOpen menu What is Syntax What is Passive Voice What is Active Voice Active vs. Passive Voice Sentence StructureOpen menu What is Text Structure What is Sentence Structure Simple Sentence Structure Compound Sentence Structure Compound-Complex Sentence Structure Complex Sentence Structure To understand appropriate sentence structure is to understand the grammatical building blocks of the… Continue reading What is Sentence Structure — Examples and Tips for Writers

Irony Explained — The Ultimate Guide for Storytellers

Irony Explained: The Ultimate Guide (FREE Ebook)A comprehensive and straightforward guide for any storyteller looking to wield the power of irony.We’ll cover the various types of irony and their unique storytelling values so you can expand your writer’s toolkit.  Download Now What is IronyUnderstanding the various types of irony, you’ll be able to write more… Continue reading Irony Explained — The Ultimate Guide for Storytellers