Write@YA Episode 8: Intro to Goal, Motivation, Conflict
Today we embark on a short series diving into the “GMC” we (and Jo) are always talking about.
Goal (what your character wants)
Motivation (why they want it)
Conflict (what’s stopping them from getting it?)
We talk a bit about internal vs external, how these are reflected in genre fiction vs contemporary fiction, character arcs, and more!
Show Notes/Suggested Reading:
Goal, Motivation, and Conflict: The Building Blocks of Good Fiction by Debra Dixon
Story Genius by Lisa Cron
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle