Tenyo wrote:@Kyllorac gave me the weirdest advice a few years ago. He said that when listening to something lyrical is should be something that contradicts the mood of scene you're writing. Because sometimes you might feel like the scene is conveying the right emotions but it's probably because of the feels you're getting from the music, but if you listen to something that contradicts the mood then you can avoid tricking yourself. I tried it and it had some awesome effects on my writing. I found, oddly enough, it helped to make my characters and their emotions more realistic, I guess because I had to find reasons for them to occur and to focus on them. So now sometimes I revert to stuff that has strong lyrics just for that.
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