This may sound strange, or a little odd, but I want to know what happens when you dream? Almost every night, I remember my dreams. When I was little and even now, my dreams help me write. How you wonder? Because I remember the plots, images, and feeling of my dreams. I’ve noticed my mind has a tendency to dream about whatever I read or watched the last hour before going to sleep.
For example, last night, I was reading stories about demonic possession (strange, I know). Therefore, guess what I dreamed about, demonic possession. Since I’m a fan of horror movies, this came as no surprise to me. In my dream, three entities were trying to get me. The curious thing is one of those entities has been in my dreams before. It’s hard to say whether it’s truly my mind or something else. For the point of this post, let’s just say it’s my dream.
The feeling of fear, running and trying to expel the demon was very real. Even the details of the demon I can remember fully. Why am I bringing this up? Simply because it helps my writing. With my new book (unless I actually try, you know, expelling demons from someone’s house) I got a glimpse of what my main character will feel.
For those who read Clash of Tides, I also had a similar experience. In my dream, I remember being taken under the water, and seeing my own character, Assan. Dreams are an interesting thing. In my dreams, I can fly, control my powers, and go on quests. Maybe it’s my writer’s mind, who knows. In my dreams, I’m like the characters in my stories, and I understand their journey more because I’m playing their role. Perhaps I should sleep more often 😀
What are your dreams about? Do you ever dream about your characters?