Does anyone else ever get really ‘method’ in their writing? Like, if I’m writing a fic and there are bits missing in the dialogue in my head, I actually improvise the scene to try and get the words out. Sometimes I just play it in my head but sometimes I actually get into character and silently act the scene out until the dialogue bubbles up to the surface.
It’s such a weird process, because I get the emotions, too. The words come, but it also feels real, so sometimes I do it just to get the ‘feel’ of the scene. I have lost count of how many times I have broken down and cried in the process of writing emotional fanfiction. Basically, if you read anything of mine where Hawkeye cries, I have cried at least once, in Hawkeye’s shoes. Not literally in his shoes because they wouldn’t fit, but I have got into his headspace and cried with him. Today I did that twice.
Writing is exhausting. So is acting. I’m not entirely sure which one I’m doing sometimes.