Motif in Literature: Definition and Examples

Motif in Literature: Definition and Examples

Do you ever notice that some ideas or images keep popping up as you read a book? Most likely, that’s more than just coincidence. If an image or idea is recurrent throughout a work of literature, it might be a motif trying to tip you off to the bigger picture...
The Snowflake Method: How to Outline Your Next Novel

The Snowflake Method: How to Outline Your Next Novel

Writing a novel is no easy task. It can take countless hours, endless cups of coffee, and more than a few drafts to get it right. But there is one thing you can do to save yourself some headaches: outlining. Creating an outline before starting your first draft will...
Irony in Literature: Types and Examples Explained

Irony in Literature: Types and Examples Explained

While living abroad, I found myself in a pretty frustrating situation. For exactly one year following my graduation, I was unable to seek employment while I awaited the approval of my residency permit. As the months passed and all my friends back home were finding...