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Goal, Motivation & Conflict, Dixon, Debra
1 Dixon, Debra Goal, Motivation & Conflict
Gryphon Books for Writers 1996 978-0-9654371-0-8 Hardback New 6x9 
Goal, Motivation & Conflict will show you how to use these three key elements to give dimension to your characters and direction to your plot. It will help you plan a road map to keep your story on track, discover why your scenes aren't working and how to fix them, create characters that editors and readers will care about, be confident your idea will work before you write 200 pages, end sagging middles and much more. Clear and concise with many helpful examples. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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When You are the Only Cop in Town... A writer's guide to small town  law enforcement , Jack Berry & Debra Dixon
2 Jack Berry & Debra Dixon When You are the Only Cop in Town... A writer's guide to small town law enforcement
0-9654371-5-9 / 9780965437158 
An indispensable guide to facts, procedures, and the how-to's of small town law enforcement from Debra Dixon, author of GMC: Goal, Motivation, and Conflict. Jack Berry has over 30 years in law enforcement, the last 17 as Chief in a small town. He also happens to be Debra's dad. Crack the covers of this book and enjoy a writer's feast of the funny, the odd, and the mundane. Find out what you need to know and what it's really like on the mean streets of Smallville, U.S.A.

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Price: 18.95 USD
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Writing the Fiction Synopsis - A Step by Step  Approach, Pam McCutcheon
3 Pam McCutcheon Writing the Fiction Synopsis - A Step by Step Approach
0-9654371-1-4 
Walk through the process of writing a synopsis of your book, from targeting your market, to adding tone, to tightening by choosing just the right words. Learn how to write the synopsis to develop your book's theme, determine what elements of plot and character should be included, choose which method to use to begin your synopsis, and format it properly.

Using movies as examples, the author provides preliminary, plot development, character development, and story outline worksheets. Learn how to complete the blank worksheets for your book, complete the checklist to ensure you have included the necessary elements in your synopsis, and study the long and short sample synopses provided for each movie discussed.
  • What a synopsis is and why editors want one
  • What to put in your synopsis, what to leave out and why
  • How to include plot and character development, including resolution, in your synopsis
  • Learn the key to a good synopsis
  • Fill out the worksheets to write a synopsis of your book
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Price: 18.95 USD
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The Writer's Brainstorming Kit  - Thinking in New Directions, Pam McCutcheon & Michael Waite
4 Pam McCutcheon & Michael Waite The Writer's Brainstorming Kit - Thinking in New Directions
0965437140 / 9780965437141 
A recurring refrain in the writing business is that editors want fresh material something different they have not seen before. That's what The Writer's Brainstorming Kit is all about giving you the tools to jump the ruts and take flight in new, unexpected directions. Use the 50 cards and concepts in this book to:

  • Break out of your conventional mode of linear thinking
  • Create conflict in your story
  • Find new and unexpected plot twists
  • Discover character motivation
  • Trigger new associations in your mind
  • Design a story from scratch
  • Add depth to your characters
  • Build your plot
  • Define character goals
  • Break through a block
  • Determine character traits
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Price: 24.95 USD
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