If you’re serious about writing fiction, then the book Goal, Motivation and Conflict by Debra Dixon is the one book you must read before anything else.

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Without those three elements your story is, well, not a story.

Hint: Don’t buy it through Amazon. Go directly to the publisher (click on the book or the title above).

While you’re waiting for it to arrive, watch these movies:

The Wizard of Oz

Ladyhawke

The Client

Star Wars

Casablanca

The Fugitive