Any writer will tell you there is a formula. There are rules. There are strategies for writing a winning book.
I'll be honest, I'm not currently a fan of GMC's (goals, motivations and conflicts). Although I understand the importance of them, it's frustrating to always need a reason for why something is happening, why someone feels a certain way, why a specific decision is made, why a thought was...thought. :)
Share with me. What writing component was the hardest for you to learn or pick up on? What area of your writing do you still struggle with?