New release day today! “Method Writing” is a short story exclusively on Amazon for Kindle. Only 99 cents, or free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers!
Method actors inhabit their characters. Method writers do, too. John goes to elaborate lengths to study the habits, physiology, and needs of a vampire. From the mundane to the emotional, he wants to lend a sense of realism to his horror writing that goes beyond the pale. But is the undead life all it’s cracked up to be? Can he last a month inside this experiment?
This story is dark fantasy/horror, with a surreal edge to it. Perfect for folks who like their horror a little more on the psychological, experimental side, and makes a great Halloween read. At 17 pages and 3,325 words, it makes a great quick read late at night right before you go to sleep. I’m sure it’ll give you interesting dreams.
I’m also using this story as a springboard for a workshop I’m designing on the very concept of “Method writing,” or writing as performance, and how to use acting techniques to enliven your fiction writing. That’s not to say you should use my protagonist’s process in your own work…
…or should you?