After Method Acting, Method Writing

How many people who’ve sat in a writing class have done this kind of exercise?

For example, for method writing, she offers an exercise for writers to do freewriting (fast, stream-of-consciousness writing with no concern about grammar, spelling or punctuation) about a sensory memory that relates to a feeling within one of their characters. In turn, they are better able to give their characters genuine emotion from their own experience.

Well, someone’s calling it method writing and has a book about it. Gimmick.

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