|READ THIS PLEASE|
So apparently no one bothers to actually look at my front page after dropping in from the nearly totally inactive (last time I checked) OC-Request group.
I actually resigned from it quite a while ago. A few months (I think) before switching accounts. I no longer wanted to do art for free, since the group seemed to be dying anyway, for one, and also because I needed money. Actually, I think the group was dead far before I left, because I still haven't been removed from their artist list, which is why people keep turning up here.
The next person to note me on this account asking for a request is going to be bitch-smacked through the computer because I'm going to assume that you did not even bother to scroll down a little bit and take the four minutes to read this.
Here's my new account for anyone interested:
GMC - SIMPLIFIEDGMC - SIMPLIFIED by OokamiKasumi
"I am I Need I Desire "
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
4 - Ordeal
5 - Confrontation
The Character (Drama) Arc is the complimentary (or contrary) stage of Ang