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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 and 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 idea 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
Write a dynamite query letter to an editor
Table of Contents
If Writing Were Easy, Everyone Would Be Writing
Who, What, Why, and Why Not
Goal: What Your Character Wants
Motivation: “The Why”
Conflict: Caution! Roadblock Ahead!
A Closer Look at the GMC Chart
Big Black Moments Need GMC
Go Ahead, Make a Scene
Twenty-Five Words or Less
This and That
Recommended Reading and Reference