This post is a list of things for fictional people not to do. Because, I mean, if you’re in a dystopian book, chances are something really bad has happened to you. So every potential character needs a way to stay out of those situations, right?
- DON’T STEAL. EVER.
Self explanatory, that one.
- DON’T VOLUNTEER FOR ANYTHING.
Just, y’know, stay under the radar. Who cares about your little sister? Pshaw.
- IN FACT, JUST DON’T DO ANYTHING DANGEROUS.
“But Mom, everybody else does [insert-highly-illegal-and-most-likely-to-get-you-killed-or-at-least-noticed-and-we-don’t-want-that-to-happen-activity-here]!”
- OR MAGICAL, OR SUPERNATURAL.
Dead person talking to me from beyond the grave? *extreme sarcasm* Oh, yes, let’s go chat!
- YOU DON’T NEED FRIENDS.
They just get you in so much trouble! You’re halfway to a book just by having them!
- TRY TO HIDE YOUR CRAZY POWERS.
- AVOID OVERTHROWING THE GOVERNMENT.
It does actually work, for the most part, and they’re a lot more powerful than you. Don’t mess with them.
There you have it, folks! Do try to avoid being in a novel. Ciao.