The 3 different plots for novels with OCD

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So, you’ve done the heavy lifting required to write a book with a character with OCD.

You’ve researched the disorder. You know about obsessions and compulsions. You’ve studied the treatment. Hopefully you’ve chatted to a bunch of folks with OCD. You’re committed to writing a moving, poignant, brilliant novel that treats OCD in a respectful way…now, how to go about doing that?

You’ve come to the right place! Let’s dive right in.

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