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Goal, Motivation and Conflict Workshop
by staff writer, Oct. 2, 2002
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Debra Dixon
This fabulous workshop was open to the entire community at a cost of $25.00 for PPW members and $45.00 for non-members.

Saturday, September 28, 2002, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80919

Debra Dixon, award-winning author and CEO at Belle Books, offered a full-day workshop on Goal, Motivation and Conflict (GMC).

Dixon's Book-In-A-Day workshop provides the tools a writer needs to shape a story and create a road map to writing it.

This intensive workshop covered the three most important elements of popular fiction--goal, motivation and conflict (GMC), and how these elements work with the mythic structure of Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey to help writers conceive and create strong plots and compelling characters.

A best-selling author, Dixon is currently at work on her tenth book and is the recipient of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award.  Gryphon Books for Writers published Dixon's first writing "how-to" book, now in its fourth printing, based on her popular Goal, Motivation, and Conflict workshop.  Dixon teaches novel-writing courses for the University of Memphis as well as one-day writing workshops across the country.

This workshop cost was $25.00 for PPW members and $45.00 for non-members. (Note that lunch was not included but 1-1/2 hours was allotted for a lunch break.)

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PPW Membership: Dues are $25.00 for one year. To join the Pikes Peak Writers, visit Print the online membership form and mail it to: Pikes Peak Writers, P.O. Box 6726, Colorado Springs, CO 80934.

Pikes Peak Writers (PPW) is a non-profit, tax exempt organization incorporated in November 2001.  PPW offers a series of writers workshops throughout the year and will host the eleventh annual Pikes Peak Writers Conference in April 2003.
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