Writing

How to Use Pop Culture References in Your Writing

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 2 min read

For a story to stand the test of time, it must feel relevant beyond the era in which it was created—but that doesn’t mean it can’t incorporate pop culture references. Timeless works of literature are products of their eras, and they include appropriate references while still achieving a sense of universality.