When writing, I create music playlists to help get my ideas going. Usually, I don't listen while doing the actual writing, but I do listen while walking around, commuting, etc. I try to get myself into the headspace of the characters and situations. It's all about tone and feeling.

I don't remember how I found "Swannanoa" by Water Liars, but once I did, it connected to everything that I've been thinking about when it comes to the story.

This is one of those songs that I'll replay at least 3 times in a row before I'm ready to move to another song. 

I looked death in the face
it was only my father
if I had known all along
I wouldn’t have bothered
with being afraid
with being a coward
and trying to fool
some mysterious power

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