Everyone might have a dream, but what would you do when you get up in the morning? I’m sure almost everyone forgot about it as soon as they washed their face in a bathroom. What’s so important about your dream? The answer is easily made because I’m sure that you sure had a great experience in your dream, something like adventuring in the deep jungle, chased by terrific monsters and anything else. And I know that not all of you can remember all of your dreams. Yes, me too, but I have got some techniques to dig your dream out of your unconscious mind, giving you a nice new idea for your new novel.
Writing a novel is really hard. It is hard to find a new idea to write in your book. So, I recommend using your dreams. Why is your dream is gonna work? I believe that what inspired (or terrified) you can also inspire others. But the difficult thing is to remember your dream. Almost everyone forgets their dream right after they wake up. Someone can still remember what they had dreamed of but not the exact details.
Let me tell you something about the “dream” that some of you may don’t know. When we sleep, our eyes will move very rapidly, this is called the REM (Rapid Eyes Movement) period and when our eyes will not move, this is called the no-REM period. Our body will change from REM to no-REM from time to time. I’m not sure about the exact period but it’s about one hour and a half. When we are in REM mode, we will begin to dream. This theory can explain why our dream is not continuous and change very differently in one night. The other things about the dream are beyond the scope of this article and you can find more detail on the net.
“Now, how can I write out my dream?” you may ask. The answer is simple, grab a pen (or pencil) and write. It may sound ridiculous but writing something the moment you wake up is difficult. You have to practice writing after you wake up. Here are some tips:
- Find a pen (or pencil) and some paper or notebook and put it right after your body before you go to sleep.
- When you wake up, try to write down anything you can remember as much as possible. For example, when you dream of a monster that had chased you in the forest. Try to write down the very detail of that monster: Does it have horns? Does it crawl? What color is it? What details can you remember of the forest where you were running? Try to write down the details of anything you can remember, as the detail will help you recognize the other part of your dream.
- After you finish your daily cleansing, sit down and revise what you wrote.
- Repeat the process. It will take a bit of time to practice until you can remember all of your dreams. Don’t give up!
Lastly, I want to say that don’t underestimate your dream. Dreams can be a warning from the future, can be a new innovative creation, or can be a new technology. And I’m sure it can be a new bestseller novel, too!