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Could 'method writing' be the future for novelists?

January 23rd, 2016

Episode 803 of 1744 episodes

Thomas W Hodgkinson is a screenwriter and author who's just launched a new literary movement: method writers, calling on other authors to try similar techniques to see whether or not it benefits their writing. Speaking to the Today programme he said " Launching the method writing project, we are talking more specifically techniques used on method acting" Sarah Churchwell author of Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby said on the programme: "Actors using this method are doing what writers have always done, which is trying to put themselves in a emotional space" (Image:Books Credit:Science Photo Library)

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