Setting & World Building
Do you use quotations from other writers to introduce chapters?
A lot of famous writers begin a book or chapter with quotations (crediting the authors, of course) and use song lyrics in the story. I like to begin at least some chapters with mood-setting lyrics or poetry. Is this too complicated (if you have to get permission from the author) or trite? I read once that anything that increases the word count is discouraged by publishers. What about characters singing a line or two from a song? How do you use quotes or lyrics in your writing?