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Quotable - Aldous Huxley, born 26 July 1894, died 22 November 1963
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Quotable - George Bernard Shaw, born 26 July 1856, died 2 November 1950 (15 Quotes http://bit.ly/16h8qV0)

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The Four Reasons To Use Dramatic Irony In Your Story →

When we teach our Writers Write course, we find that people are often unsure about using dramatic irony.

Dramatic Irony - What is it?

Dramatic irony is a story-telling device. It is when you give your reader plot information that the main character doesn’t have until later on in the story. Sometimes you want to keep all the characters in the dark about a major plot point that will only be revealed in the climax.

The Ironic Statement

When using dramatic irony, it should tie in with your theme. The characters must make a statement in the story, through dialogue or action, which throws the absurdity, danger, or emotion of the scene into relief. The dialogue will usually have a changed or opposite meaning. Similarly, the action will be misconstrued in some way, or cause a complication.

Here are the four reasons why you would use dramatic irony in a story, together with four examples, and their ironic statements. 

by Anthony Ehlers for Writers Write

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Quotable - Zelda Fitzgerald, born 24 July 1900, died 10 March 1948
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Quotable - Zelda Fitzgerald, born 24 July 1900, died 10 March 1948

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Quotable - Raymond Chandler, born 23 July 1888, died 26 March 1959
10 Quotes on Writing

Quotable - Raymond Chandler, born 23 July 1888, died 26 March 1959

10 Quotes on Writing

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Quotable - Tom Robbins, born 22 July 1936
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Quotable - Tom Robbins, born 22 July 1936

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"There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books."
Irving Stone
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Literary Birthday - 18 July
Happy Birthday, Margaret Laurence, born 18 July 1926, died 5 January 1987
FIve Quotes
When I say ‘work’ I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs.
This is part of what writers do. They speak for people who cannot speak for themselves.
People have been saying the novel is dead for a long, long time. As far as I’m concerned, it’s still extremely alive. It simply finds new forms. 
I hope that a sense of love does come across. If it does, it’s because what I feel most of all when I’m writing my books is that each individual human being has great value. Each person is unique and irreplaceable. They matter. Of course, that is a very Western world outlook. But it’s profoundly my own
In a sense writing a novel is a sort of discovery. You know more or less where you’re headed but everything could change in the doing of it. And, you know, you can be very surprised. 
Laurence was a Canadian novelist and short story writer.  She is also a founder of the Writers’ Trust of Canada.
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Literary Birthday - 18 July

Happy Birthday, Margaret Laurence, born 18 July 1926, died 5 January 1987

FIve Quotes

  1. When I say ‘work’ I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs.
  2. This is part of what writers do. They speak for people who cannot speak for themselves.
  3. People have been saying the novel is dead for a long, long time. As far as I’m concerned, it’s still extremely alive. It simply finds new forms. 
  4. I hope that a sense of love does come across. If it does, it’s because what I feel most of all when I’m writing my books is that each individual human being has great value. Each person is unique and irreplaceable. They matter. Of course, that is a very Western world outlook. But it’s profoundly my own
  5. In a sense writing a novel is a sort of discovery. You know more or less where you’re headed but everything could change in the doing of it. And, you know, you can be very surprised. 

Laurence was a Canadian novelist and short story writer.  She is also a founder of the Writers’ Trust of Canada.

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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"Poetry isn’t a profession, it’s a way of life. It’s an empty basket; you put your life into it and make something out of that."
Mary Oliver
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The Inconsolable Writer - From Distraction to Inspiration in Four Easy Steps →

As creative people, we seek out perfection—a story we want to tell, a sculpture we want to fashion, a photograph we want to take. Tennessee Williams called it inconsolability. That’s a word I like. 

We are restless, itchy, even a bit frustrated at times. It’s the stone in a shoe. The grain of sand that makes a pearl. This is often how a good story, film, or piece of music is formed. 

How can getting distracted help you?

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"My favourite part about being a writer is being totally lost inside a story, so immersed that your fictional life overtakes your real one. I love the madness of that, when the story is pouring out and you feel this crazy urgency to get it down before you lose it. It’s totally euphoric, and yes, completely wacko. I also love playing with words, fiddling endlessly. I like to kind of just stare zombie-like at my computer screen for days living inside a particular sentence or scene or section trying to make it better, to bring it to life."
Jandy Nelson
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"He liked to read with the silence and the golden colour of the whiskey as his companions. He liked food, people, talk, but reading was an inexhaustible pleasure. What the joys of music were to others, words on a page were to him."
James Salter
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"The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend."
Chuck Palahniuk
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"When you choose your friends, don’t be short-changed by choosing personality over character."
W. Somerset Maugham
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