Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Good To Know You

I've copied my Good To Know You post from Give a Girl a Pen. Please join in the discussion there. Thanks!


When I go out to dinner at a restaurant I immediately turn my fork sideways and squint to see if it has straight tines. I mortified my husband when we started dating because I asked the waiter for a new fork. Twice. Now my husband readily trades me forks whenever I ask.

Why am I so obsessed fastidious about my fork?

Growing up, I spent eight years with metal in my mouth. Braces, permanent retainers, jaw enlarging devices. So I refused to eat with a fork that would scrape against these contraptions. The aversion kept with me, even after achieving (nearly) perfect teeth.

What would your character do in a restaurant? And what does that hint about her backstory?

5 comments:

KLo said...

Left a comment there ... what a neat idea : )

Jody Hedlund said...

Interesting thought! I really like how you delve into thinking more deeply and uniquely about characters! Thanks!

Cindy said...

Oh, what a great idea! In my WIP, my character is in a restaurant and she fidgets with her glass, keeps her eyes glued to her menu. But it's because of who is sitting across from her. I am going to ask myself questions like this about my characters more often.

Windsong said...

Very nice question! To be honest, I'm not sure. None of my characters are in a place or station where they would go to a restaurant. Hmmm...

Angela said...

What a great detail. I hope you'll be using it in a book!