Pop Culture of the Past

This morning, I got up early and took care of a few chores around the house.  Once the local coffee ship that I frequent opened, I headed over.  I drank my current favorite iced latte and continued my novel.

I’ve often heard the old saying, “Write what you know.”  I think over the last week, that I am starting to understand the saying a little more.

One of the fun parts of what I have been writing is remembering bits and pieces of the past. My story is set in the early 1990s.  I have been thinking about the movies, TV shows, bands, songs, and video games that I enjoyed at the time.

It’s been fun including little references to an episode of Saturday Night Live or a new CD that just hit the shelves, of the local music store.  I think this is part of the reason why the creators of things like Stranger Things and Ready Player One do what they do.  They create a new story, by incorporate things that they loved from the era that is almost a character in the story.

It’s been fun thinking of the 90s and the pop culture that was influencing me then, and in some cases, still influencing me today.


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