Forms for clients and students:
GMC (Goal Motivation Conflict)
Plot Curve (4-Act Screenplay Structure)
Books I have found helpful:
Screenplay by Syd Field
– This book will explain how to construct your plot (yes, just like a screenplay). You will learn what it takes to keep a plot moving throughout the entire story.
Goal, Motivation & Conflict by Debra Dixon
– This book explains how to make a plot believable with characters who make sense. Excellent for learning more about both characterization and plot development.
Scene & Structure by Jack M. Bickham
– In this book, Bickham describes how “scenes” and “sequels” follow each other and what is required to create a scene that belongs in your book.
Getting the Words Right (second edition) by Theodore A. Rees Cheney
– An excellent book about reducing, rearranging, and rewording in order to polish your work