Posted on 08/15/2022 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A discussion of motifs in literature might bring back memories — too many — of literature classes.

But just like any other technique in books, they're actually powerful tools that can be used sparingly, but effectively.

C.S. Lakin invites you to think of the mockingjay in the Hunger Games trilogy as an example of something — a song, a bird, and a pin — that memorably underscores the story's theme.

Lakin shares advice on how to select and use a motif in your novel at her Live Write Thrive blog.

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