Writing With Irony

Today I taught a lesson in my Advanced Placement class about using irony in writing, and so I thought I would “teach” it on the blog today. There are, as most people understand, three types of irony: Dramatic – A type of irony where the audience or reader knows something about the characters that theContinue reading “Writing With Irony”

Juxtaposition: Creating a Foil for Your Heroes

Juxtaposition is defined as an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.  Juxtaposed characters are not seen very much in short fiction, but if you are writing a novel you will want to strategically design characters who are foils for your heroes to shine a light on the traits of those heroes. One of the best examples of the use of thisContinue reading “Juxtaposition: Creating a Foil for Your Heroes”