The hints live at http://nomediakings.org/games/everybody_dies_takes_bronze_at_ifcomp.html, check there for updates or additional help.
If you get stuck, feel free to use the clues below -- they go from 1) slight hints to 3) explicit commands. They're coloured in white so to see them you need to click and drag the mouse to range them inverted.
I keep dying a watery death as Graham.
1) Death isn't as permanent as it is in other games.
2) Did you keep reading? Wait around a bit.
3) You can't avoid dying. You will continue as another character.
I can't find the seventh cart as Ranni!
1) Remember where Graham found the cart?
2) There's two ways Graham can help you get to it.
3) GRAHAM, EXAMINE RIVER from the Bridge will give you the incentive you need to brave the prickleys and GRAHAM, WALK NORTH from West Side of Bridge will accomplish the same.
I can't get rid of the woman and her kid as Lisa.
1) You need to confirm there's no peanuts in the Snax.
2) If only you knew someone who might speak another language...
3) RANNI, READ SNAX will do the trick.
I can't figure out how to get Patrick fired.
1) Have you tried GRAHAM, OPEN GRAHAM'S LOCKER? Weird, huh?
2) If only Tim was to find something incriminating in Patrick's locker... or even a locker he thought was Patrick's.
3) TAKE GRAHAM'S LABEL. TAKE PATRICK'S LABEL. PUT PATRICK'S LABEL ON GRAHAM'S LOCKER. Busted!