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GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict: The Building Blocks of Good Fiction

by Debra Dixon (Author)

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Goal, motivation, and conflict are the foundation of everything that happens in the story world. Using charts, examples, and movies, the author breaks these key elements down into understandable components and walks the reader through the process of laying this foundation in his or her own work. Learn what causes sagging middles and how to fix them, which goals are important, which aren't and why, how to get your characters to do what they need for your plot in a believable manner, and how to use conflict to create a good story. GMC can be used not only in plotting, but in character development, sharpening scenes, pitching ideas to an editor, and evaluating whether an idea will work. Be confident your ideas will work before you write 200 pages. Plan a road map to keep your story on track. Discover why your scenes aren't working and what to do about it. Create characters that editors and readers will care about.… (more)
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Title:GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict: The Building Blocks of Good Fiction
Authors:Debra Dixon (Author)
Info:Gryphon Books for Writers (no date), 165 pages
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Concise explanation of how to structure novel arcs. There are more in-depth exercises on emotional and plot arcs (e.g. The WRITER'S JOURNEY), but I would never have grasped them had I not read GMC first. ( )
  CathyLeming | Dec 31, 2006 |
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Goal, motivation, and conflict are the foundation of everything that happens in the story world. Using charts, examples, and movies, the author breaks these key elements down into understandable components and walks the reader through the process of laying this foundation in his or her own work. Learn what causes sagging middles and how to fix them, which goals are important, which aren't and why, how to get your characters to do what they need for your plot in a believable manner, and how to use conflict to create a good story. GMC can be used not only in plotting, but in character development, sharpening scenes, pitching ideas to an editor, and evaluating whether an idea will work. Be confident your ideas will work before you write 200 pages. Plan a road map to keep your story on track. Discover why your scenes aren't working and what to do about it. Create characters that editors and readers will care about.

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