Irony: 9 ways to develop irony for compelling stories

One of the key points in Blake Snyder's guide to writing is that a compelling storyline has something ironic about it. CS Lakin says the same thing - she demands that a story has a kicker, an ironic aspect that turns an interesting idea into a must-read one. But how do you develop situations full of irony? Here... Continue Reading →

Book blog: Save the Cat (and your logline)

If you struggle with story structure, theme, or bookending your work with definite character progression, then Blake Snyder's screenwriting guide, Save the Cat! is a must-read. I started this book last week and I've re-read parts of it so many times already, in particular his guidance on creating a killer story premise or logline. I've done... Continue Reading →

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