I've always believed we should live in the time in which we live (remember the movie Midnight in Paris?). We shouldn't whine about how great the good ol' days were or complain that the present is just too technical and fast paced. But, lately the good ol' days seem kind of nice. I have a desktop, laptop, iPhone, Apple Watch, and Garmin watch, which consume a lot of my time and all seem to act up at once. I feel like I'm wrangling a bunch of demanding brats. But could-or should-I live without them? In this day and time, that idea seems impossible. That might be the reason why I enjoy writing stories set in the past.
While looking through the list of April holidays, I noticed that the 11th was National Eight-Track Tape Day. I began thinking about what was involved in setting a story in decades passed. Here are three tips to get you on the right track: