Forgotten Dreams, New Ideas

I’m sure it’s happened to all of  you. You wake up from a dream, and if you’re a writer, you reach for the notepad next to the bed to write it down. But as soon as you open your eyes, the dream slips away, leaving just a few random fragments. You feel that the dream would have made a great story, but you simply can’t remember what it was about, you can only remember a few bits and pieces, maybe a few images from the dream. That isn’t always a bad thing. Those seemingly unrelated images can spark a whole new story idea. This happened to me just last week. I woke up, thinking I would write down the dream and create a story around it, but all I could remember was two images… knights, and a car driving by. Even with just those two images, my mind started imagining a new story which probably had nothing to do with the dream. If this happens to you, don’t worry if you can’t remember the full dream. Take the images that you have, and put them together into a whole new story.