So I'm working on yet another novel, and am running into a bit of a snag. Turns out I don't really know how to write about a runaway, as I have never done such a thing. Suffering is the point of my novel for the depths of the darkness in which we can continue to survive measure the beauty of the ending. Suffering and despair are not the things I need help with, but rather what a runaway would do. I've read stories and testimonials, but none seem to fit my character, and most of what I read is about people who made it through their darkness. Their always told in a the same tone of inspiration and bright outlooks. I don't want inspiration. I want damnation, depravity, and sheer callousness. So if any one can give me a little advice on a runaway's life that doesn't make it, much appreciated.