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How to Utilize Motifs In Your Fiction

By Kristen Kieffer

Motifs are one of those literary devices that are often ignored because of the belief that they only have a place in academic circles. But in truth, motifs serve two key purposes that can be just as powerful in genre fiction as in literary novels. In today's episode, I’m breaking down exactly what a motif is, the purposes it can serve, and how you can begin making use of motifs in your own stories today. I also share examples of motifs from The Great Gatsby, A Game of Thrones, and Bridge to Terabithia.// Episode Links //Article + Transcript: Patreon: Article on Theme: Recent Guest Posts //An Easy Outlining Method for Writers Who Don't Enjoy Planning by Rayanne Robison: Submission Tips From a Literary Agent's Slush Pile by Amber Wyss: Post Submission Guidelines: // Additional Links //Well-Storied Communities: All Episodes: can find the show on: iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play, Youtube, RSS, and other popular podcatchers!

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