GOAL! MOTIVATION AND CONFLICT: THE FOUNDATION OF COMMERCIAL FICTION
Next meeting, February 11th, 2014, Ottawa City Hall, Honeywell Room.
Madeline McBride will present this workshop. Writers , are your characters’ goals and conflict strong enough to carry the story? This interactive craft workshop will help you describe what your characters want, the stakes, and what’s stopping them from reaching their goals.
In an exercise using a simple template, you’ll identify your hero/heroine’s internal and external goals, motivations, consequences/stakes and conflict (GMCC). Those willing to share will have the opportunity to get feedback on their work-in-progress GMCC’s. The resulting comprehensive GMCC sentences, one for each character can be key elements of pitches
This workshop is based on Debra Dixon’s GMC: Goal, Motivation & Conflict, arguably an essential craft resource for writers of commercial fiction genres such as mysteries, thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, romance etc.
Madeline McBride (Presenter) is currently President of Ottawa Romance Writers Association, writes as Madelle Morgan. She’s completed six books, although three were for practice as she honed her craft! She won or placed in several writing contests.