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.