John Holton (john_holton) wrote,
John Holton

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Question for you writers

Do you ever find yourself actually trying to occupy the skin of your characters? I had a scene I was writing with someone else (you know who you are) where my character was singing a song, and I just couldn't get it done until I put on the song, closed my eyes, put myself on stage as her and sang along with it. Hey! Method writing! What do you think?

Two album recommendations: João Gilberto's In Tokyo and Joyce Cooling's This Girl's Got To Play. The former by the man who brought the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim to the US, the latter by a new (to me, at least) "smooth jazz" guitarist. Great stuff.

I'm off to bed. Good night.

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