What are Story Days and How They Work in a Script Breakdown

Time equals change, and unless your entire script takes place over a single day or in some alternate universe where time doesn’t exist, you’re going to have multiple days, months, or even years to account for. Storylines are not always written in chronological order, and rarely are they shot in order. So how are you… Continue reading What are Story Days and How They Work in a Script Breakdown

What is an Allusion? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters

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What is the Rhetorical Triangle — Definition & Case Study

Is there any better feeling than winning an argument? Fortunately, Aristotle gave us the key to doing just that millennia ago. The Greek philosopher laid out three key components to persuading an audience that continue to be relevant today. So what is the rhetorical triangle? And how can you use it?Continue reading What is the… Continue reading What is the Rhetorical Triangle — Definition & Case Study

What is Irony — Definition, Examples & Types Explained

We’ve all heard of irony. We hear phrases like “Isn’t it ironic how…” incessantly. And yet, for all its ubiquity, irony remains a tricky term that gets misused over and over again. Understanding what irony means, and what it doesn’t mean, can allow you to further appreciate its use in storytelling, and apply its lessons… Continue reading What is Irony — Definition, Examples & Types Explained

What is Understatement? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters

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 can take many forms, each with its own characteristics and purpose. What is… Continue reading What is Understatement? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters

Coco Script PDF Download: Plot, Quotes, and Analysis

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22 Screenwriting Tips for Better Movie Dialogue in Your Scripts

Learning how to write dialogue is not easy. You’ve written a pretty good script, but you know it could be GREAT. Could writing better dialogue in your screenplay be that missing piece? Want screenwriting tips that teach you how to write dialogue in a script with writing examples from movies and TV to go with each… Continue reading 22 Screenwriting Tips for Better Movie Dialogue in Your Scripts

What is Historical Irony? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters

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 The future is unwritten — at least that’s what they say — but the past… Continue reading What is Historical Irony? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters

What Are The Stages of Dramatic Irony? Examples for Screenwriters

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 Dramatic irony requires time to work effectively. And, in the best examples, dramatic irony unfolds… Continue reading What Are The Stages of Dramatic Irony? Examples for Screenwriters

What is Socratic Irony? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters

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 Socratic irony is one of the more manipulative types of irony. It’s a tricky way… Continue reading What is Socratic Irony? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters

Watermark PDF: How to Protect Your Screenplays

A great screenplay is worth millions (sometimes billions!) of dollars, so protect them through watermark PDFs! Are there simple steps to help increase the security of your script? YES! And they are readily available in StudioBinder. We’re going to show you how to create a watermark PDF of your script that also includes headers and footers.… Continue reading Watermark PDF: How to Protect Your Screenplays

What is a Cliche? Definition and Examples from Movies

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Amazon Storywriter Alternative: Screenwriting from Script to Screen

Amazon Storywriter, Amazon Storyteller & Amazon Storybuilder were screenwriting tools for storytellers who wanted a cloud-based script writing option. Unfortunately, they’re no longer available. But don’t fret, they weren’t the only game in town — there is actually a more intuitive and powerful solution out there: StudioBinder. We’re going to walk you through what makes StudioBinder’s… Continue reading Amazon Storywriter Alternative: Screenwriting from Script to Screen

How to Write Every Day: Successful Writing Habits for Screenwriters

What do writers do? To be a screenwriter, all you have to do is write, and many people struggle with doing that consistently. A lot of screenwriters out there have the perfect idea for a film they just need to put to paper. Maybe they’ve already written a few pages or the first act. Getting… Continue reading How to Write Every Day: Successful Writing Habits for Screenwriters

What is Tragic Irony? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters

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 Dramatic irony gives the audience more information than the character. It is a powerful type… Continue reading What is Tragic Irony? Definition and Examples for Screenwriters