Speculative Fiction Writing Made Simple

The Goal, Motivation, Stakes, and Conflict Chain of Narrative Drive

June 13, 2024 Heather Davis
The Goal, Motivation, Stakes, and Conflict Chain of Narrative Drive
Speculative Fiction Writing Made Simple
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Speculative Fiction Writing Made Simple
The Goal, Motivation, Stakes, and Conflict Chain of Narrative Drive
Jun 13, 2024
Heather Davis

→Sign up for my free workshop Create a Dynamic Character Arc For Your Protagonist. This workshop,  which includes live coaching, will help you develop the foundation elements of your novel and bridge the gap between plot and character arc! https://resources.manyworldswriting.com/workshop

You might have heard of Goal, Motivation, Stakes, and Conflict, but do you know how to use them to create narrative drive in your novel?

In this episode you’ll learn:


  1. The Goal, Motivation, Stakes, and Conflict Chain, and how to use it to create narrative drive
  2. Why your protagonist must have a clear, concrete, and tangible goal from page one
  3. High versus low stakes novels and how to make either interesting to readers
  4. The 5 questions to ask yourself to create narrative drive
  5. Why you need a ticking clock
  6. And so much more…
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→Sign up for my free workshop Create a Dynamic Character Arc For Your Protagonist. This workshop,  which includes live coaching, will help you develop the foundation elements of your novel and bridge the gap between plot and character arc! https://resources.manyworldswriting.com/workshop

You might have heard of Goal, Motivation, Stakes, and Conflict, but do you know how to use them to create narrative drive in your novel?

In this episode you’ll learn:


  1. The Goal, Motivation, Stakes, and Conflict Chain, and how to use it to create narrative drive
  2. Why your protagonist must have a clear, concrete, and tangible goal from page one
  3. High versus low stakes novels and how to make either interesting to readers
  4. The 5 questions to ask yourself to create narrative drive
  5. Why you need a ticking clock
  6. And so much more…