Aesthetics From My New WIP

I’m still in the planning and researching stage of my new work in progress, Always Be My Baby (a working title). I hope in March to get down to the business of writing, but I’d like to start sharing what I’ve been putting together.

I love to make aesthetics as part of my writing process, and my new WIP is set in the 1970s, so I made the following five aesthetics to help get me in a Seventies frame of mind. While writing, I can look back on them if I feel myself wanting to lean back into modern times. Shall we travel back in time?

1970s Fashion Aesthetic

1970s movies aethetic

1970s essentials aesthetic

1970s news aesthetic

1970s fads aesthetic

Making these was one of the very first things I did when I started my research, and I won’t be able to use all of these in my story. Always Be My Baby takes place in late 1970 and early-to-mid 1971, and I do want to be historically accurate. So, for instance, my characters won’t be seeing Grease at the local movie theater, as it hadn’t come out yet. But they served a purpose for me, plus, they were fun to make!

Also, to aid in the actual writing of the book, I put together a Seventies playlist on Spotify. I also love to make playlists that coordinate with my projects! I’ve listened to it while researching, and I look forward to listening during my writing sessions. Click here and enjoy it!

photography of woman listening to music

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on

That’s all for this week…see you back here soon!

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