• Jessica Sherry

Quick Writing Ideas on Dreaming

Do our lives inspire our dreams or the other way around? Is what we dream a twisted reflection of our thoughts or are dreams a random slideshow our brains try to form into a story? Either way, they rarely make sense and both philosophies can be applied to your main character.

What does your character dream about? Being naked in a crowd? Losing something important? Falling?

Last night, I dreamt about swimming in a black pool of volcanic shards. Weird. What the hell does that mean?

Here are some other common dreams and what they mean.

Give your character a dream.

  • What does she believe about dreams?

  • Explain how her brain works to have caused her dreams. Is it a reflection of her mood, life, feelings, or a compilation of memories?

  • How is life imitating her dream life?

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