Building Blocks (Drink Names)

Like food names, drink names can reinforce or contradict what the character is feeling about the person he/she is talking to or about.

A Day at the Beach: Kathy ordered a Day at the Beach.

Sex on the Beach: Dan immediately ordered a Sex on the Beach.

One Night Stand: Kathy thought ‘He might as well be upfront and order a One Night Stand!’

City Slicker: Martha looked at her date as she ordered a City Slicker.

Icebreaker: Mark decided to liven up the meeting by serving Icebreakers.

Sour Witch: Having listened to Jean complain for an hour, Jill ordered a Sour Witch.

Cadillac Margarita: Steve was in a joyous new car owner mood and ordered a
Cadillac Margarita.

Irish Car Bomb: His wife smiled as she ordered an Irish Car Bomb!

Italian Sunset: After a wonderful dinner, Ken ordered an Italian Sunset for the two of them.

For Building Blocks (Food).

Think about your ‘building blocks’; we can not write without them.

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Building Blocks (Food)

Think about food names that express what the character is feeling about the person he/she is talking to or about.

Jerk Chicken: Mary thought for just a few seconds, “If I went out with you Tom for dinner, what would we have…Jerk Chicken?”

Whoopie Pie: Tom responded to Mary’s food comment by suggesting whoopee pie for desert.

Deviled Egg: “She eat deviled eggs for breakfast?”

Stink Bugs: When their tennis match was over, Fred suggested stink bugs for lunch.

Southern Fried Rattlesnake: Bill commented that banker Don probably liked to feast on southern fried rattlesnake.

Head Cheese: “I bet the boss eats head cheese in front of a mirror.”

Trifle: “Let’s have trifle for dessert and talk about your suggestion.”

Think about your ‘building blocks’; we can not write without them.

Building Blocks (Holiday ideas)

Here are some little know holidays that can bring humanism to your characters… Of course, there is always the possibility that your readers my think ‘What a weird character!’

National Catfish Day: Always June 25th: While it’s a day to enjoy some tasty catfish coked to your favorite recipe, it also is the day you say an extra ‘hi’ to your pet catfish. The day was designated as June 25, 1987, by President Ronald Reagan, who issued the Presidential Proclamation after the U.S. Congress called for the day to be established in House Joint Resolution 178.

Compliment Your Mirror Day: July 3rd: While most people believe this day is to find the closest mirror, take a look, and compliment the person that you see, think outside the box. Maybe, your character wants to remind him/herself to compliment/thank a mirror for a positive “Mirror, mirror on the wall…” response!

Body Painting Day: Always July 8th: The name alone should give us ideas to ‘expand’ character relationships.

Wiggle Your Toes Day: August 6th: A day to give your characters fond memories of Body Painting Day.

Be Late For Something Day : Always September 5th: A great day to be a procrastinator.

Mad Hatter Day: Always October 6th: Mad Hatter Day was the brainstorm of a group of computer people in Boulder, Co. and dates back to 1986. The selection of the date is actually quite logical, as The Mad Hatter wears a top hat with a slip of paper with “10/6” written on it.

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day: Always December 16: It’s a great day for your characters to indulge, pig out, and otherwise consume to excess, their favorite food….chocolate!

Think about your ‘building blocks’; we can not write without them.