My favourite author. A rich feast of food for thought.
Don DeLillo’s America http://perival.com/delillo/delillo.html
Have fun and work from where things have to come from. I have experimented with being hip and it doesn’t work for me in the end. Way too much work because its an external set of rules and symbols. I can’t work the calendar…how can I keep track of fashion. Retro cool perhaps has the simplest roadmap but I can’t stay any place too long.
Don says, “Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see in the making all around us. In the end, writers will write not to be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive as individuals.”
I buy that all the way.