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Legal Assistants Day & Other Quirky Holidays
Do you prefer to write mysteries or romances, thrillers or fantasies, science fiction or historical fiction? Whatever genre you prefer to write, I'm sure you can find a way to include one of the quirky holidays that occur in March in your story. It will add a bit of something different to your story.
On Legal Assistants Day, are you going to send your legal assistant a thank you card? On Quirky Music Song Titles Day, are you going to listen to some country music with quirky titles? Are you going to change your name on National “Joe” Day?
Legal Assistants Day - Legal assistants, or paralegals, assist lawyers. They are not able to practice law, but are trained to perform certain legal tasks. If one assisted a criminal attorney, this could be quite an exciting job. Can you imagine being a part of a serial killer's defense? Or can you imagine being part of his (or her) prosecution?
Create a character who is a paralegal. Her dream is to be a criminal defense attorney, but she feels this is a good start. While working to defend a supposed murderer, she finds evidence that he is actually innocent and discovers who the true criminal is. The man she is working to defend is actually one of his victims, the one chosen to take his place in the courtroom. Can she prove this? What does she do with the evidence?
Education and Sharing Day - The United States Congress created this holiday in honor of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. This Rabbi emphasized the importance of education and good character to everyone, those who were Jewish and those who were not Jewish.
This would make a good historical fiction story or book. Research the life of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Find out why he decided to become a rabbi, find out why education for all was so important to this man. Find out exactly why Congress decided to create a holiday to honor this man and his accomplishments.
Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day - Just as there are quirky holidays, many country songs also have quirky titles. I'm not a fan of country music, but just reading the titles of the songs rouses my curiosity just a bit. I may have to find these songs and listen to them. Lou Carter sings a song called If I Had a Nose Full of Nickels, I'd Sneeze Them All Atchoo!. The title of a Johnny Cash song is Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart. And there is Kinky Friedman's Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed.
How to celebrate this day? I guess you could listen to country songs that have quirky titles. You could attempt to write a country song and give it a quirky title. Or you could write a short story or work on your novel and come up with a quirky title for it.
National “Joe” Day - Do you like the name your parents gave you? Are you one of the many people who often wish that they could change their given name? Today is the day that you can change your name to “Joe”; if you're a female, you can change it to “Josephine” or “Jody”., but only for today. What if you don't like those names either? Well, for this holiday, those are the chosen names. Have people call you by whatever name you choose.
The creator of this holiday couldn't be found, but my guess is that it is a person who did not like his or her given name. Why not create a reason for this quirky holiday and write a story around it?
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