View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/in-on-a-secret-that-s-dramatic-irony-christopher-warner You're in a movie theater, watching the new horror flick. The audience knows something that the main character does not. The audience sees the character's actions are not in his best interest. What's that feeling -- the one that makes you want t...
This is an example of one of the handouts from The Teacher Next Door's Poetry Packet. The packet includes 21 different types of poetry forms with detailed directions, examples and student writing pages.
Why the Middle of Your Novel Needs 3 Dramatic Rescue Scenes
All of these rescues mean that there are at least three life-and-death situations in the middle of the novel, even before the climax! (The final scene at the end of the novel is its own kind of rescue.) Besides making the reader’s heart beat faster, these rescue situations round out the hero’s character and make him more likeable. The hero needs to be saved twice, which helps the readers see some vulnerability. It’s easier to warm up to someone who is a little flawed.