Occasionally, I will have one of those dreams from nowhere that arrives in the deep of the night, and plants a story seed in my brain. I am not the only writer this happens to. Writer’s Relief posted this article with tips for finding inspiration in dreams.
Your assignment this weekend is to harvest those seeds of inspiration from your dreams. Start by placing a notebook or journal beside your bed. Record the details of your dreams upon waking each day. Don’t sweat it if you don’t have anything to record every day. Write down they happen. Think of it as creating a secret idea stash.
Save your journal for those days when the ideas refuse to come and your muse is off chasing butterflies or hunting zombies, or whatever it is they do when they call in sick to work. On those days, you can flip through the pages and choose something from your stockpile of ideas.