Every now and then we have dreams that could be good inspiration for a short story or novel. However dreams, like all thoughts, are fleeting. These inspirations must be written down immediately in a writer’s notebook, in as much detail as possible.
When we get to the point where we’re ready to decide on a new writing project, looking through our notebooks we may come across these notations. They will stir within us the emotions that caused this dream to occur, and should we choose to make this our next writing project, we’ll be assisted by the subconscious pulling us deep into the inner workings of the story line, teaching us more of what we were meant to learn.
Do not worry if your writing doesn’t closely match the exact dream as you remember it. There are many details you may have forgotten; that will be worked out as the story patterns itself after the dream.
Next time you’re stuck for something to write about, think about a dream you’ve had, and use that to jumpstart your imagination.