Some things should not be done.
For instance, stealing someone's boyfriend? He could be really hot. He might even possess a hot accent. But this is sot cool.
Plaid shorts with polka dot jerseys? I understand. The plaid is purple. The polka dots might be made of sequins. But it is perhaps not the best idea.
Dying your dog pretty colors? Omg, yeah, gorgeous, but . . . It seems a tad mean.
(I love that add though.)
And in writing? There are a lot of don'ts. Quite a few. And there are a lot of blogs telling you all of those rules. But some rules are always overlooked.
So, now? The Five Things Awesome books need.
1) A Main Character Who Isn't Gonna Die
We all knew the Dumbledore was going down. But millions watched and waited with bated breath to see if Harry, poor Harry, was gonna bite it too.
And guess what? (WAIT SPOILER.) (If you haven't read Harry Potter [Yes, Maggie, I am talking to you] Harry doesn't die.
And so ON LIVES THE PHENOM.
You wanna know why I loved Catching Fire? Cos I love Peeta. Wanna know why I love the Russian cover of Catching Fire? Wanna know why Mockingjay wasn't my favorite? Because there was not nearly enough kissing. However, there was--
3) Stuff blowing up
Seriously. What else it better? In Harry Potter AND Mockingjay, stuff blows up.
That, my friends, is pretty epic. I'm telling you, it's a SIGN.
4) Normal speak (We are not writing a novel in texting)
OMG, my bff hasn't read Harry Potter and in Mockingjay, Katniss can't pick a bf and you really just wanna be like idc but idk, it's awfully hard to not care b/c u <3 them soooo much.
5) Someone who ignores all rules
An author who tells you the MC and the really hot blonde guy are brother and sister. An MC who is kind of manipulative. A boy wizard who falls in love with his best friend's sister. Rules that might not work in real life, but are kinda cool in a book.
Except number four.
That's not cool.