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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
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What is a Beta Reader?
Apart from being a writer's best friend, beta readers provide a cross between edits and a critique. A beta reader does not edit a manuscript, but will note the errors for the author to fix. Advice and critiques are other services a beta may perform.
Establishing a Relationship
You've just partnered with a beta reader; what do you do first? Establish with your beta what each of you expects from the relationship. A solid understanding of expectations starts the partnership on a productive path and avoids misunderstandings.
Time Expectations
Are you expecting a 24 hour turn around, while your beta is thinking a week? If not discussed prior to an exchange, turn around time can cause tension. Be honest and reasonable with your expectations because your beta is essentially working for free.
Length of Partnership
Is your manuscript a novel or a short story? Be honest and upfront with the length of your manuscript. If your
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Current Residence: South Journy
MP3 player of choice: I have an iPod
At the moment the window I have open in firefox shows my DA profile page. My current pageview count: 9,999, almost 10,000. It took me 4 years to reach this number. It would have taken me less time if I'd kept my old profile. I don't really care so much about page views, I like comments more, but I thought I should at least celebrate the event with a new journal entry.

I recently moved from Norway to England to finish my studies with a bachelor degree in Illustration. It's strange living in another country, but I got used to it soon enough. The move was made easier by having my friends with me. It's been almost painless. The worst thing I'd have to do is ordering a pizza over the phone. My English isn't as good as I would like it to be, but hopefully two years from now I'll be fluent.

It's really exiting to be here and I look forward to learning new things!


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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've been featured :)
Segundus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Wow! Thanks a lot! I really appreciate that:D
Nee-sah Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hey, så at du går/gikk på nkf ;) me too;)
illustrasjon 2året ;)
Segundus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Hey. Ja jeg gikk på NKF i Trondheim i fjor, men tar nå en bachelor i England:D

Hum.. hvordan fant du meg? Klør seg i hode:P
Nee-sah Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
et av livets mysterier;D
neida, din link te d.a var på hjemmesia di som eg fant via portfolioen på skulen (skole arbeider)
Segundus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Hehe! Oki. Kan ikke huske at jeg la in en link der, men så er det nå en go stund siden jeg var inne på den side:P
metridley Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Awesome gallery!
Segundus Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Thanks:D I'm glad you think so:)
YamaOrce Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot for the :+fav:!
Segundus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
No problem;)
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