Sweet Dreams… Do you have them? Maybe they’re not so sweet, and you wake up, heart pounding, trying to convince yourself that what you just dreamed didn’t happen? Yep, that’s me, and it happens frequently. So frequently, that I keep a notebook in my top nightstand drawer to record these dreams. Often I will dream an entire plot line and wake up able to remember it.
Dreaming also helps release writer’s block. I don’t get this often, but when I do, I make a point to fall asleep thinking about my story. Many times I awake with the answer to the stumbling block fresh in my mind. This probably has more to do with relaxation and letting my subconscious work while I’m resting, but either way, it is effective.
Tell me about your dreams. Do you dream complete plot lines? Have your own experiences led to dreams that would make fantastic stories? I’d love to hear about it.