Dreams And Your Creative Power
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Crystal Wilkinson
September 2010
Contributor
Written by
Crystal Wilkinson
September 2010
For years I had a recurring dream: I was in a house with many doors. Every door led to another maze of rooms with other doors. In this dream my heart beat with desperation as though there was something that I was driven to find and just couldn't choose the right door. Of course this had everything to do with the stress of my life and my fear of decisons--making the right one--making the wrong one. When I was pregnant and found out I was having twins, I dreamed of myself in a large waterbed and two crying babies in a crib. As hard as I tried, I couldn't get to those babies. Every time I tried to reach them a whoosh of current pushed me farther and farther away. These days not only do dreams help me psychoanalyze myself in relation to what is going on in my life, they serve as fodder for my fiction. I use a common exercise to help me engage with my character's subconscious thoughts. Last night she dreamt about __________________. That's all the prompt I need to delve underneath my character and find things I may have missed while writing only their waking life. Click here for the remainder of the blog Use Your Dreams to Tap Into the Power of Your Creativity

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