The Tip for Tuesday is:
Buy Goal, Motivation & Conflict by Debra Dixon.
I love this book. I read it every time I'm ready to start a new novel. GMC reminds me of exactly what I need when plotting a book. My characters need goals, internal and external, motivation that stems from their pasts, and conflict, internal and external that keeps them from reaching their goals without a maximum of effort and sacrifice.
Debra Dixon uses well-known films, breaking them down by character and plot, to illustrate the need for GMC in order for a story to make sense and to resonate with readers.
If you have any trouble with plotting, or any trouble having conflict arise from your characters personalities and past, this is the book for you.
I encourage you to check it out for yourself. It's one of my 'must have' books on writing.
Question of the day: Do you have a must have writing book? Have you read Dixon's GMC?