Monday, September 20, 2010

Dreaming Up an Idea

This morning, one of my daughters told me about a detailed dream she had in the night. I immediately thought, Wow! What a great concept for a MG novel!  I wrote it on a scrap of paper (the back of a phone message) to be glued into my notebook later.

Do you ever dream anything useful for your writing? I know that Stephanie Meyer said the idea for Twilight came to her in a dream. Unfortunately, my own dreams are rarely that useful. The closest I get is having ideas while I'm lying in the dark, waiting to fall asleep. I root around, trying to find my notebook and pencil without turning on a light and waking up my husband. I'll scribble a few words, in the dark, on what I think is a blank page. In the morning, I may or may not be able to read it.

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4 comments:

  1. Wow that is very cool. I hope you write the book :)

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  2. NO I don't often get ideas from dreams. But I'm still hoping some day!

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  3. I think useful is the operative word here :) because whatever dreams I have, have not been of use. And when I do scribble something down, I can't figure out what I meant. I'm not sure this is the way to go for me and ideas. But your daughter has tapped into something—I hope you flesh it out and write the novel :)

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  4. Tabitha, I hope I will one day too. Sigh. I have a couple of other good ideas lined up before that one, though. If I ever finish these revisions!

    Andrea, that happens to me a lot too, especially from those notes I write in the dark!

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