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

What is Anagnorisis — Definition and Examples for Writers

Anagnorisis is a literary device that has been used for centuries to create dramatic turning points in stories. In this article, we will explore the origins of anagnorisis, how it works as a storytelling technique, and some examples of its use in popular works of fiction.  Whether you are an aspiring writer or just curious about… Continue reading What is Anagnorisis — Definition and Examples for Writers

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 Juxtaposition in Film? Definition and Examples

Two is always better than one when it comes to Juxtaposition. Other than being the game-winning word in your next Scrabble match, what is juxtaposition? It is a frequently used term throughout the artistic world from photography to literature to film. Despite its frequent use, its meaning can be quite vague. We’ll define juxtaposition with… Continue reading What is Juxtaposition in Film? Definition and Examples

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

Plot vs Story — Differences Every Screenwriter Should Know

Understanding the key differences between a story and a plot is imperative for any aspiring screenwriter. While these two elements often get used interchangeably, they are actually two distinct concepts that define how stories are structured and told. By learning to incorporate them both effectively into your projects, you will be able to craft truly… Continue reading Plot vs Story — Differences Every Screenwriter Should Know

What is a Metaphor — Definition and Examples in Lit. & Film

Metaphor Mixed Metaphor Visual Metaphor Extended Metaphor Implied Metaphor Dead Metaphor No matter what you write, it’s agreed that metaphors are an important literary device. But, what is a metaphor? What does metaphor mean? In this article, we’ll explore this question and answer how they can enhance your screenwriting. We’ll prove a list of metaphors… Continue reading What is a Metaphor — Definition and Examples in Lit. & Film

What is a Negative Connotation — Definition and Examples

Negative connotation plays an important role in how we regard words and symbols – but what is a negative connotation? We’re going to explore the meaning of negative connotation by looking at examples in literature and film. By the end, you’ll know how to recognize words, signs, and objects with negative connotations, and how to… Continue reading What is a Negative Connotation — Definition and Examples

What is a Positive Connotation — Definition and Examples

Connotation has an enormous influence on how we regard words and symbols – but what is a positive connotation? We’re going to break down what it means for words and symbols to have a positive connotation by looking at examples in literature and film – but first, let’s define positive connotation.Continue reading What is a… Continue reading What is a Positive Connotation — Definition and Examples

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 an Antagonist in a Story — Definition & Examples

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 an Antagonist in a Story — Definition & Examples

What is an Anecdote — Definition, Examples, and Functions

What is an anecdote? In simplest terms, an anecdote is a short story that illuminates a nuanced facet of a greater subject matter. We’re going to break down anecdotes by looking at their definition — and anecdote examples in film and literature. By the end, you’ll know how to recognize and implement anecdotes in your… Continue reading What is an Anecdote — Definition, Examples, and Functions

What is a Pun — Definition, Examples, and Tips on Writing Them

What’s the internal temperature of a Tauntaun? Lukewarm. A pun is so much more than your average joke. It demonstrates an ability to expertly maneuver your way around language for humorous or rhetorical effect. Whether you want to add a dad joke or a hidden Easter egg to your script, you should learn the answer… Continue reading What is a Pun — Definition, Examples, and Tips on Writing Them

What is an Idiom — Definition, Examples & Tips on Writing Them

Have you ever heard an expression but had no idea what it meant? If you have, it’s probably because it was an idiom. Writers are always looking for the most natural way to write dialogue and literary devices like the idiom are just one technique available. But what is an idiom? We’re going to answer… Continue reading What is an Idiom — Definition, Examples & Tips on Writing Them

What is Theme in Literature and Film? Definition and Examples

What is theme? In the simplest terms, a theme is the subject of a story. But that definition actually does more harm than good in fully understanding the theme of a story. In this article, we’re going to look at some common misconceptions by breaking down how to use theme in literature and screenwriting, with… Continue reading What is Theme in Literature and Film? Definition and Examples

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