I am in a rut. I want my MC to have a job, which means co-workers. I thought of having him (and another character, too) work at a place either called Charlie’s or Charley’s sub place at a mall in a town named Huron, with GM HH and assistant manager Ms. Beebop. All great and dandy except that there is a Charley’s at a mall in a town named Huron (not the real name) with a GM named Harry (not the real name) and assistant manager Ms Beebop. I was able to borrow a hat from a blue haired friend who works there. Actually my character Izzy is inspired by the blue haired gal. She was such a doll to let me take her picture. Izzy is not a carbon copy of the blue haired girl, but she suffers from delusions of grandeur that the blue haired girl has. Well, I can write the draft with those two characters, HH and Ms Beebop, but I think do I need to change their names more in order to publish it? I know that it is one think to base a character on a real celebrity (like Robert Downing Jr or Michael Shanks or etc) but I feel like it is a different thing to base a character on real people who live normal lives?