I’ve always been a vivid dreamer, but I don’t always remember my dreams when I wake in the morning.
But I sleep less deeply during a nap and frequently wake up in the middle of a dream. (Yuki sees to that as she walks around the bed and on me.)
When I wake, I lay there for a few minutes, mulling over the surreal people and situations that I had dreamed about. Often some piece of the dream will spark an idea for a story.
Or a dream will give me an idea on how to improve the story I’m working on.
Sometimes all I get is a dominant emotion from the dream, but that might be what I need for my writing.
If you need a boost to your creativity and can swing it, try a nap.
Naps… good for kids, dogs and writers.