Thursday, April 28, 2011
Goal, Motivation, Conflict - Deb Dixon
I had a splurge the other day on writing books. The first of them arrived yesterday - Debra Dixon's GMC (Goal, Motivation and Conflict).
Debra Dixon was a speaker at the last RWA conference but I joined the organisation too late to go. From what I've read so far, the book is wonderful. She talks about how your characters need to have a goal - something they are striving for, motivation - why do they want to reach that goal, and conflict - what's stopping them getting there. That forms the basis of your character's growth and the plot.
I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of it.