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Crafting Compelling Characters Through the Power of GMC Workshop


Crafting Compelling Characters Through the Power of GMC


Registration Deadline: June 28, 2012
Class Start Date: 06/25/12
Class End Date: 07/20/12
Instructor: Eliza Knight
Fee: $10/HHRW members, $20/others

Class Description:

Do you find yourself confused by GMC (Goals, Motivation, Conflict)? Is it a challenge to create gripping goals, motivations and conflicts for your characters? Do you have a hard time determining the difference between internal and external GMC? Do you want to kick up the tension and conflict in your story? Then it’s time to learn the ins and outs of GMC.


Without a solid backbone of internal and external goals, motivations and conflict, your story won’t grab the reader and characters can fall flat. This class will teach you how to dig deep and uncover your hero and heroine’s true GMC. You’ll learn how to define their goals succinctly and relate them directly to their conflicts and motivations. You will do exercises designed to help you use GMC to enhance your plot and give your story more direction.


In those lessons we’ll also be discussing POV, passive vs. active, showing vs. telling, and other nitty gritty details that make your manuscripts come alive.


Instructor Bio:

Eliza Knight is the multi-published author of sizzling historical romance and erotic romance. While not reading, writing or researching for her latest book, she chases after her three children. In her spare time (if there is such a thing…) she likes daydreaming, wine-tasting, traveling, hiking, staring at the stars, watching movies, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She lives atop a small mountain, and enjoys cold winter nights when she can curl up in front of a roaring fire with her own knight in shining armor. Eliza teaches multiple craft workshops each year to writers, and is also a freelance editor. Visit Eliza’s website or her historical blog,History Undressed.



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