- Have a character invent a list of random rules. (For example: Rule Number One: Never talk to someone without your hand in your pocket.)
+ if this character is not the MC, but the MC follows every rule.
++ if the MC randomly repeats the rules to him/herself throughout the novel.
+++ if one of the rules becomes a major plot point.
+++ + if there are more than twenty.
+++ ++ if the MC causes other characters to follow the rules.
+++ +++ if the MC plots the murder of the first person to disobey the rules.
+++ +++ + if the MC plots this murder while there is a rule against plotting murder.
+++ +++ ++if every rule becomes a major plot point.
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