We are taught in school that an outline with points A,B,C etc are needed to properly structure your story and while I believe this tactic serves as a strong foundation, to me it takes the fun out of writing. I enjoy developing characters by understanding who they are, where they come from, and their motivations. Then I simply place them in situations and become that character like an actor. How would I get out of this situation if I were this character in this particular situation? It makes for a fun time because I develop the characters and the story based off of their backgrounds. I discover the story as the characters do and so it is always fresh and entertaining for me. The process is a fun one and whether or not it is the correct writing method, it surely is fun and has been rewarding thus far. What is your writing method?