Irony, like humor, is sometimes hard to pull off in writing.
It’s one of those subtle little ways to make the story come to life for the reader. Imagine how it would draw a reader in to have your protagonist win the lottery and die the next day (thanks, Alanis!) only to have to watch the wife that had him murdered spend all his cash? That triggers a lot of emotional investment in the story for me. I want to continue reading.
How do I make with the irony, though?
It turns out that irony isn’t exactly the easiest thing to pull off when writing. It’s a skill that takes years to master and it would be super helpful to have a writing guide to help one along the path. Good thing my friends at Reedsy are on the case! Check out their wicked awesome guide to using this wonderful technique to great effect.
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