GMC is goal, motivation, and conflict.
- Goal = What (what they want)
- Motivation = Why (why they want it)
- Conflict = The Why Not (what stands in their way)
- This link would be a good place to start: gmc-the-swiss-army-knife-
- Food for thought (I thought it was interesting and it mirrors my journey): goal-motivation-conflict-gmc/
- A link with a GMC chart for the Wizard of OZ (not great but an example in chart form): goal-motivation-
- Dorothy’s external goal is to go back home to Kansas.
- Her motivation/ urgency to get there is because her aunt is sick.
- The conflict is that she has to do a number of things in order to return, including stealing the evil witch’s broom.
All these external elements tie to her internal ones:
- her internal goal is to find her heart’s desire (initially thought it was a serene place with no trouble),
- her motivation is that she is unhappy now,
- the conflict is that she doesn’t know what she wants.
By the end of the book: she realizes there is no place like home…