The day of the week has both obvious and subtle influence on the overall scene or dialogue. For example, the day of the week the character is attending church can have influence if it is not a Sunday. Think about experiences in your life that coincide with/not with, the ‘accepted’ norm of the setting.
– What days of the week are ‘normal’ work days for teachers?
– The wedding was held on a?
– Does the night of the week have an impact on what the reader thinks about the characters going on a date?
– Friday the 13th?
Aside from religious associations, days of the week also have positive/negative social considerations that could affect the story atmosphere.
–Monday: Associated with the first day of the work week and weekend memories, a number of popular songs in Western culture feature Monday, often as a day of depression and anxiety. For example, Monday, Monday (1966) from the Mamas & the Papas, Rainy Days and Mondays (1971) from the Carpenters, I Don’t Like Mondays (1979) from the Boomtown Rats, and Manic Monday (1986) from the Bangles.
–Wednesday: In North America, Wednesday is sometimes informally referred to as “hump day”, a reference to the fact that Wednesday is the middle day—or “hump”—of a typical work week. The name of Wednesday Friday Addams, a member of the fictional family The Addams Family, is said to be a name is derived from the idea that Wednesday’s child is full of woe.
–Thursday: In Australia, most cinema premieres are held on Thursdays. For college students, Thursday is sometimes referred to as the new Friday, because there are often fewer, or sometimes no classes on Fridays and, therefore, more opportunities to hold parties on Thursday night. As a consequence, some call Thursday “thirstday” or “thirsty Thursday”.
Think about your ‘building blocks’; we can not write without them.