1.A writer or author who uses a technique of writing in which he/she identifies emotionally with a character in the story and assumes that character's persona in the telling. Novels and stories exhibiting this style are almost always first person. This writing style allows insights into a character's motives, reactions and thoughts that usually can only be inferred from other styles. Author's using this technique may describe the sensation of writing as if they were spiritually channeling the character.
Examples of method writers:
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
A View from a Height - J. E. Murphy
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
by Plongeur September 2, 2011
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