NaNoWriMo Tip #7: Try Method Acting

By Dianna Dilworth 

As you work on your NaNoWriMo novel, it helps to get into character. Our tip for today is to try method acting to really get inside the heads of your characters.

It worked for Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe and Robert De Niro, and it could work for you. Method acting encourages actors to tap into their own personal experiences and emotions to connect deeply with their characters. Actors succeed in this approach by recalling their own emotions to live through the experiences of their characters.

This is our seventh NaNoWriMo Tip of the Day. To help GalleyCat readers take on the challenge of writing a draft for a 50,000-word novel in 30 days, we will be offering advice throughout the entire month.