will be perfect for it.
Simple statements are important to character creation: While traveling in Italy, my son-in-law Drew, kept saying over and over again, "Susan, when we get to Paris, you have to have Un Croque-Monsieur!" I must have heard it twenty times. Didn't have a clue what that was, but Drew is a vegan, couldn't order it, and it was a happy memory for him. The meal he used to get when dining out with his high school French club. OK, I'll order Un Croque-Monsieur in Paris.
So, we land in Paris, check into our boutique Hotel, trot across the street to have dinner on the patio of a charming Paris Cafe. I order my Un Croque-Monsieur and when it comes, I stare at it. All through Italy Drew told me I had to order this. I have my glass of fine wine, I'm in a Paris Cafe, and this is what Drew wants me to eat?
It's a freaking grilled ham and cheese! Really Drew?
But it is so my character, Alan, to pour a fine bottle of wine, set a beautiful table, cook, and then serve a grilled ham and cheese and call it Un Croque-Monsieur.
Really? It's a freaking grilled cheese! It's a small snippet of dialogue in my book, but the small touches often give your characters the most realness and believability. Don't ignore the small moments when your characters converse.