Ever used your dreams as a writing prompt?

One of my in-progress novels came almost directly from a dream. A short story was pretty much directly transcribed with little added from me afterwards. But generally my dreams provide amazing springboards which bear little resemblance to the original inspiration.

I think that the creative space and the part of brain which produces dreams must overlap. I control images and storyline a lot more when I’m waking. But it gives me the same feeling to wake from a good dream as it does to create a satisfying story in my head.

What do you use from your life to inspire you for your creative pursuits? Do you use a Dream Dictionary? (Please share; I’m always looking for a reliable interpretive site.)


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