The fire alarm blares. Your character awakens in the middle of the night panicked and terrified. She smells smoke, she hears the alarm, she grabs the phone and races outside, dialing 911 on the way.
Across the threshold and into the night air—she’s safe. She pauses. Looks back through the open door. Oh no! Still inside is her precious….what?
Not a child or a pet, too easy.
And now, what does that tell you about your character? Have you used that passion in your book?