Opinions Please (Especially From Other Authors)

Posted On Oct 22 2011 by

Today, as I sat typing one of the last three chapters to my latest novel, BITTERSWEET HARVEST, it occurred to me, not for the first time, that I use a lot of television, movie and music references. Writing in a contemporary genre, I suppose it is easy to do so. Nowadays, that’s how most of my intended audience would relate to my characters, situations, settings, and what not. Is this a cop out? To me, the author, it allows a freedom to focus on the plot and not have to spend a lot of time detailing the “boring stuff” like …