Wednesday, May 5, 2010
What could date your book?
It used to be women always wore nylons and slips with dresses or skirts. That doesn't happen much any more.
Also, men never wore earrings before, but now they do.
Nowadays, there are some men whose pants are almost falling off them them, they're situated so low.
What I'm getting at is if you wish to portray a certain period of time in your manuscript, pay attention to the norms of that time. Don't include something that's passe'. Also, be sure to include what's typical for your chosen period.
Can you name other examples of before or now?