GMC: Goal, Motivation, and Conflict

GMC: Goal, Motivation, and Conflict

by Debra Dixon

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"This book belongs on every fiction writer's bookshelf. Anyone who has ever had a story to tell and is dying to get it down on paper will find guidance and inspiration in GMC. The presentation is clear, immediate, and relevant to all writers--from novices to seasoned professionals. Experienced author Debra Dixon has done a magnificent job of demystifying the toughest aspect of fiction writing: that of a giving a story shape, form and urgency." -- Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling and RITA® Award winning author of over 40 novels and novellas

"One of the best in her craft." -- Toronto Star

"Goal, Motivation & Conflict is one of my all time favorites." -- Jane Porter (Flirting With Forty), award winning and bestselling author with 10 million books in print, in twenty languages and 25 countries

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611943184
Publisher: BelleBooks
Publication date: 07/15/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 260,900
File size: 7 MB

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EBMcKay More than 1 year ago
Absolutely the most important book about how to write a book. Indispensable.  I am a professional, award-winning novelist and have sold over twenty books. I couldn't do any of it without the knowledge I learned reading this. 
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