I was thinking about method acting the other day. For anyone who doesn’t know it is when the actor connects to their role and lives their day to day lives as if they are the character they are playing. This way they become more comfortable with their role and gain a deeper understanding.
I thought, I should try method writing! I don’t know if it’s something that’s been done before. I could wander around for a day pretending to be my character. Although I would almost certainly get some strange looks, wandering down the lane behind my house and dodging in and out of trees whenever I see someone because in my book they would definitely be soldiers. This could gain me a bit of a reputation around my street I think. Unfortunately I couldn’t pass it off with the excuse, ‘Well I am an actooooor, I can get away with any weird stuff.’ No. Perhaps if I was Kiera Knightly that would work, unfortunately I’m just Lily, or perhaps Lunatic Lil?
Well who knows, have any of you out there tried method writing? I might try it one day. One of my friends used to drive me home and he would suddenly shout and pretend he was in a car chase (Completely safe I promise). Perhaps that was his method writing, or he could have been insane, it is plausible.
I’ll let you know if I ever to decide to do some method writing, and let you know how badly it goes! Why don’t you give it a try and let me know?!