NNWM/7: Method Writing

I think I might be suffering from Elvis overkill.

I was writing another Elvis scene this evening while listening to Elvis on Spotify and researching the Elvis Suite at Hartland Mansion in Las Vegas. You know how actors like Marlon Brando and Dustin Hoffman immersed themselves so completely in their roles they took on the traits of their characters in order to identify with them on an emotional level and thereby coax forth an expressive and realistic performance during filming? That technique, called method acting, has resulted in some very memorable movies over the years. Well, I think I might be engaging in a similar type of art form called method writing.

Turns out it’s actually a thing. The idea is you essentially “become” your character, immersing yourself in their world in order to understand their mindset. Very interesting. However, I draw the line at fried peanut butter, bacon, banana, and grape jelly sandwiches. I will not sacrifice my health in an attempt to delve into the mind of the King of Rock ‘n Roll.

I draw the line at wearing a white sequined jumpsuit, too.

foolsgold

Word Count Today: 945.
Total Word Count: 17,238.

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6 replies

  1. Peanut butter banana OK, but scrap the other stuff. The method I use for writing is a pen and paper. It works very well for me.

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  2. I can’t even handle a pb&j, let alone the extras. So gross!

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  3. Maybe you can channel young Elvis’s fashion choices? They weren’t so bad.

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