Goal, Motivation, and Conflict with Debra Dixon

In the Hyatt on Saturday, Debra Dixon talked about her book, Goal, Motivation, and Conflict. She talked about the four areas that every writer needs to cover in their books: who, what, why, and why not. When sending out queries, editors want to know the plot, the main characters, and the world. She claims that although she did not come up with the formula, writers should have all of these elements in their stories. The main idea she wanted to get across was that the grid may not be for everyone, but the concepts should be.

Debra was witty and charming as she delivered her two and a half hour workshop. Her new publishing company, Bell Bridge Books, may be the new “kid on the block,” but Debra is certainly not new to the writing and business genre. To acquire her book or to check out her company, you can go to www.bellbridgebooks.com.

Author of the article

Award-winning author Amanda Faith may have been raised in Dayton, but her heart and home is in the South. With a lifelong love of teaching and writing, she had plenty of encouragement from teachers and friends along the way. Loving a good puzzle has always been a fascination, and writing gives her the outlet to put all the pieces together. Being adventurous and loving to try new things, it wasn’t long before her characters found themselves in unusual situations. She loves to put people from two different worlds into new situations and to see how they interact, taking them on journeys they would never have normally experienced. Her current adventure working as a high school English professor turned Media Specialist, writing, and doing paranormal investigations doesn’t slow her down from having a great time with a plethora of hobbies. Her published credits include several short stories, poetry, several journal articles, her doctoral dissertation, and her award-winning book Strength of Spirit. With multiple degrees, she has a passion for learning and exploring new venues. She is a staff writer for The Daily Dragon at Dragon Con. Check out her new website (www.amandafaith.net) or on Instagram (@dramandafaith)