Excellent post – easy to understand. She does a great job of explaining the concepts. If you are a writer or want to be, this is a must read!
No, not the automaker. Goal, Motivation, Conflict
Guest Post by Melissa Snark
Articles on the craft of writing are challenging. So much has already been said, yet very few books really stand out as invaluable writing tools. Today, I want to talk about a book that I have found particularly valuable.
GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict: The Building Blocks of Good Fiction by Debra Dixon offers a roadmap for getting from the opening chapter all of the way to the conclusion. The book explains in clear, concise language how to create believable characters and story occurrences, and then how to sustain momentum through a series of plot twists. She uses popular movies such as The Wizard of Oz and Casablanca to illustrate her points.
Prior to reading GMC, I had already employed many of the principles in the book in my writing, but the guide really gave me the terms…
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