I need some advice.

United States
August 8, 2010 3:17pm CST
Sometimes I have wierd dreams. Like if i wrote them down they would make one action packed/ crazy awesome book! But, when i wake up some of the details are gone. I dont want to just fill in space with meaningless details, i want to actually write something with depth that people will enjoy. But, sometimes my deams are vague as far as peoples descriptions or names or exact places. I woner if this ever happens to anyone here? and if so do you all just make up random names/ looks/ places? Its so much easier for me to be creative in my dreams versus when i actually sit down and TRY to come up with ideas. I usually just like to let the inspiration come to me but sometimes i get blocked. Does anyone know a way to help relieve writers block?
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11 responses
• United States
9 Aug 10
The only thing I would know to tell you would be to start writing down the parts you do remember and then ifyou have that dream again then you fill in the parts you remembered that time. Repition is always good for remembering. You could even do some research on some of the symbols and places in your dreams to put information there . It doesn't have to be to where you believe it happened. it just has to be to where the people that are reading it believed it happened with your story.
• United States
16 Aug 10
Thanks for all the thoughts and advice guys. I will try and post some of the little things i have written and you all can feel free to let me know what you think and some improvements if you have any.
• India
10 Aug 10
Hello welcome to mylot Like you i too have wierd dreams and i believe in dreams, many of my dreams have come true, there are dream readers in my city, their interpretation looks good to me. But my problem is I usually forget the details of my dreams when i get up.. I appreciate your idea of writing a book. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Professor
@tedifa (1235)
• Indonesia
9 Aug 10
Don't push your self to writing with the same time. That was depending on your mood i think. So try to write one paragraph first.Don't try to write a lot if you can't.Or maybe try to write in the middle of night.When quiet and cold.
• Vietnam
9 Aug 10
If you are creative enought, let's creat your own names. Make the name which sounds like they can only appear in dreams, nice as dream. Hope I can read your book in the future.
• Kenya
9 Aug 10
writers blocks in your dreams? Am just kidding.I think your mind does not rest enough and that's why when you are awake you are not able to think much.Try to relax your mind first and have good undisturbed sleep and see how you will fair up the following day.You will have better concentration when you have slept well.Ideas will begin to flow without any effort.I think this the first step you should take.
@xandavon (102)
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
Relaxation is very important for a writer. Don't write during stressed times. Try to relax first. Go out, eat something, walk along the street. That would be very helpful.
• Philippines
9 Aug 10
This happens to me too....you just happen to forget everything about your dream or the explicit details with which you were drawn to a in your dream....well, have you tried "telling" yourself about the dream you just had? why don't you try narrating it to a voice recorder immediately upon waking while the details are still fresh? Hope this helps!
@JudithP (295)
• Canada
8 Aug 10
I sometimes write from my daydreams. And like yours when you awake some of the details just drift away. Write down everything you can remember. Go out and get yourself a small voice recorder and tell it the way you remember it. Don't worry about the small details at that point. The important thing is the general story. If the story has really caught your attention, you'll keep coming back to it. You'll start filling in the blanks. You'll start running it over in your head until another detail pops up. Just let it grow naturally. It may take a bit longer but you'll have a masterpiece. The more you think about it, the better the chance of dreaming about it again. I once had a daydream while on vacation. When I woke up, it was so real to me that I knew this was a keeper. I wrote down every detail I could recall but it was two years later that I actually sat down and finished the story.
@triselle (55)
• Canada
8 Aug 10
Well, I woke up this morning from an rather unusual dream.. I don't usually write them in, unless it interests me. But when it impacts me in the morning, I'll have my cellphone out to type it in my blog.. If I don't remember all of it, I write notes and points. I don't worry if I can't remember all of it, sometimes writing bits and pieces of info will help me remember what I've dreamt. That's where your inspiration will come from.
@snowy22315 (33112)
• United States
8 Aug 10
I can't say as I do, because I never really get it. My mind works in overdrive alot of times and I can usually just come up with things that I need. whenever I sit down to write, things just come to me, from out of nowhere that I put on the computer.
@mabey1 (337)
• Romania
8 Aug 10
what an interesting idea to write a book bassed on your dreams. i don't realy have any experiance in the writing area, i mean i don't have that kind of talent, but you should find your muse. what do you see often in your dreams and try to find that thing in real life. see if it gives you the same feelings, maybe then you get over this writers block stage.