Her words struck a chord with me. As writers, we use our experiences to inform our characters' emotions—even when their experiences are different. It's just like method acting, I thought. After all, how many times have I been in a bad mood after a writing a particularly difficult moment in a character's journey? My writing bleeds into my daily life. In a sense, I become these characters—I take on their emotions. Is that not the same as method acting?
A quick search of the term "method writing" shows that I am not the first to consider this.
This post is a bit of an update and a bit of a reminder about something that I talk about all the time: priorities.
If you scroll back through my blog, you'll notice that the last post was March of this year. Ideally, I like to post once a week, at the bare minimum, so over two months without a post is definitely not what I'm shooting for.