Category Archives: Plot and Structure

Goal, Motivation, Conflict…

I just finished reading “GMC: Goal, Motivation, Conflict” by Debra Dixon. It’s been touted as a seminal writing reference work in many of the writers reference books I’ve read, but up until recently, it hadn’t been in publication. I’ve looked … Continue reading

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Solving the 50%-75% Blues

I have been really struggling with this story… The next time, I’m going to do my outlining on draft / iteration 0, rather than on draft / iteration 3 which is what I’m trying to do currently… I wrote the … Continue reading

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My Process – A First Iteration

This is a post which I imagine will evolve as my writing process evolves. I’m going to try to describe the writing process I went through to arrive at Coeurmorph 1 (CM1) – the book what inspired me to start … Continue reading

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On Balance…

I’ve been stressing a lot about where in the story my major events fall. The major plot points of any novel have a kind of balance to them, if you follow the three-act structure. There’s the inciting incident which occurs … Continue reading

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