My question to you writers is, do you use the Goal-Motivation-Conflict technique in your writing? Do you apply GMC to both internal and external goals?
Joan Swan over at Romance Worth Killing For wrote an interesting post about Robert Gregory Brown's attitude, emotion, goal and action technique. Swan says:
In relation to character development though, RBG brought it all back together for me with one simple concept: imagination + self.
He says every character he writes is him--hero, heroine, secondary, tertiary, one-liners. They're all him...
RBG suggests you ask yourself, if this were me, how would I handle the situation?
My next question is, do you get your characters from within yourself? Or, do you create characters externally? Or, if none of the above, how do you make your characters seem real?
UPDATE: Therese Walsh over at Writer Unboxed has posted the 'Mother of all Character Interviews.'