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.

1 comment:

Sparklee said...

Sounds interesting--wish I could get back to writing. Maybe this summer...