Posted on March 31, 2022 at 3:56 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Your protagonist and other key characters need goals and motivations to drive the plot — especially if their goal or motivation turns into an obsession.

Caitlin Barasch's debut novel follows exactly that progression, from curiosity to desire to dangerous fixation.

From that experience, Barasch has developed a few guiding principles for writing a character whose obsession drives the story's plot, and she shares those at Writer's Digest.

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