Leah at “Small Queer, Big Opinions” hosts a Writer Wednesday, and was kind enough to publish my guest post: a few hundred words of how to incorporate drinking into your characters and their stories.
For those of you who don’t know me (and why on earth anyone other than my Mom will ever read this, I don’t know) I am a bit of a fan of drinking. Let me explain –
My heritage is vastly Irish with a Canadian spin. That means I a) essentially burst into flame in direct sunlight; b) adore cold weather, hockey, and gloomy landscapes; and c) have the capacity of a bull moose when it comes to alcohol consumption.
(Seriously… I am still celebrated in certain circles at my day job for drinking the former chief sales officer under the table at a company event years ago. He was 6’8″ and over 300 pounds.)
I also did a lot of bar tending in my misspent youth, and a lot of folksinging where the payout was drinks for the night and tips. So let’s just say I have a knowledge, understanding and appreciation for booze. Leah sent out an open call for guest posts and I was proud to oblige.
I may expand on the theme in future posts here – it’s a fun topic and one relevant to a lot of stories. In the meantime, Slainte!
PS – the photo is Lilly the Akita. She was seeking tummy rubs and not hung over, but it’s too perfect a “morning after” picture not to use.