Wendell Weeks has been writing for over twenty years, almost exclusively in his mind. He occasionally adopts a more widely accepted method, where a keyboard and computer are used to record the words. He finds the system a bit awkward. Known simply (and somewhat ominously) as “the writing method”, its primary role in the process appears to be harshly exposing flaws in his ideas, structure, and style, leading to countless hours of re-writing, even for a short, simple paragraph, one that finally satisfies him until he reads it the next day and can’t understand why he wrote it in the first place. Begrudgingly, he acknowledges that the hilarious cruelty of the system does sometimes produce something to read.