GMC - SIMPLIFIEDGMC - SIMPLIFIED by OokamiKasumi
"I am I Need I Desire "
Goal, Motivation & Conflict - SIMPLIFIED
Goal, Motivation and Conflict seems to be the BIG MYSTERY of fiction writing. Everyone says that they're essential to good writing and they're right, they are. Absolutely. But this stuff can be a little confusing.
Let's begin at the beginning
-- What are all these things and why do stories need them?
Goal is what your character THINKS they are after.
Motivation is what makes them WANT to go after it.
Conflict is what Gets In Their Way.
-- Internal Conflict being ANGST or Drama.
-- External Conflict being the PLOT or Events.
The Plot (Events) Arc is the stuff that happens to the characters the plotline. There are 5 basic stages in a Plot Arc:
1 - Inciting Event
2 - Challenge
3 - Crisis/Reversal
4 - Ordeal
5 - Confrontation
The Character (Drama) Arc is the complimentary (or contrary) stage of Ang
I hate using female fighter models as references because they're all boobs. I'm a lesbian. I like boobs. But I can't stand how sexualized women end up being. So I use male models because they retain practicality a bit better, even if they get used for female characters.
Gemeinhardt is a more practical warrior. She has no time or care to look sexy on the battlefield and sees no practical purpose for it. The only time I think she could see a reason for it is if her opponent stupidly stares at her tits for too long and she ends up lopping off their head for taking too much time.
I use a ridiculous amount of male models for female characters.
Gemeinhardt is © 2002 to Colleen "Janey" Chitty