Every story I’ve ever written started from a dream or at the very least a daydream.
When I was small, before I could read or write, I would sing tales as I spun them in my head. When I grew older those sung tales grew into real ones and I fell in love with storytelling.
Dreams are mysterious and hold meaning to our lives; often inspired by experiences of our day or week; thus they can be excellent fodder for the growth of a new story.
If you meld a dream and iron out the wrinkles and self-inserts; you can have a good novel on your hands.
Many an author I’ve spoken to keeps an account of their dreams, because they hold quite a bit of inspiration.
They can also can help solve plot holes in current novels.
Many a night I have gone to sleep thinking over and over about the last chapter of my story and when I woke up somehow I had a new idea to spark the next chapter.
Have your dreams inspired you to write? Have they ever solved a plot hole for you?
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