Create A Dream Diary

Written by Annette Beveridge-Young

How many times have you forced yourself to sit in front of a computer and waited for inspiration to strike? Most of us at some point, whether just starting out or even an experienced published writer, have suffered fromrepparttar proverbial writers block or have struggled to kick-start their creativity.

Sometimes ideas just flow and writing our article or story is easy. Inspiration flows over us like waves andrepparttar 129296 subsequent finished piece is almost word perfect and requires very little editing. But for those times when inspiration is on holiday or worse, on strike, help yourself to master those off days by creating a dream diary.

If you are one of those unfortunate people who believe that they rarely dream or at least have trouble remembering them, a dream diary is obviously going to be a problem. But you can train yourself to remember your dreams inrepparttar 129297 mornings, but this may take time and practise.

Try leaving a notepad by your bed or invest in a Dictaphone, at least if you do wake up during or after your dream, you can leave instant notes for yourself. Just in case on falling asleep, you eliminate all memory of this wonderful plot.Even nightmares can be a useful aid to creating a masterpiece, so next time you experience one, look torepparttar 129298 positive, and tell yourself that this is going to help you get work published.

For those interested inrepparttar 129299 meaning of dreams, invest in a good book, and not only can you create a great story but you can also work out what made you dream this particular scenario inrepparttar 129300 first place. It may well provide answers to questions in your everyday life.As a child, I hadrepparttar 129301 same recurring dream where I was in my back garden and a dinosaur type large red bird, chased me from one length ofrepparttar 129302 garden right up to my back door, which I managed to slam shut and lock with only seconds to spare. Scary? Of course…butrepparttar 129303 experience helped me to be able to pace my stories and to link tension intorepparttar 129304 right places of my plot. I have often wondered what psychologists would make of my numerous and often odd, dream sequences and it is probably just as well that they have never been analysed by anyone other than myself.

Although your dream may be vivid and almost overwhelming in its clarity, inrepparttar 129305 cold reality of daylight, many flaws can be present with that creative enlightenment. But remember, your dream is there to prompt you with a possible story line, it is not set in stone and you do not have to copy it, stage by stage. Use it to express yourself in a new and different way. It may also be useful to close your eyes and try to re-live your dream in your minds eye. Remember what you felt, sights, sounds, familiar scents, allow yourself to forgetrepparttar 129306 present and immerse yourself back in your dream. You will be amazed at how much you find you can remember and new scenarios may well fall into place as you practise this gentle meditation.

Baby Steps To Writing Success

Written by Angela Booth

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Summary: Take baby seteps to writing success. One step after another, and you're a success, right now.

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Baby Steps To Writing Success

Copyright © 2003 by Angela Booth

After a lifetime's worth of writing, I can file these baby steps underrepparttar 129293 "wish I'd known when I started" category. They're vital. If you follow them, not only will you be successful at writing at some time inrepparttar 129294 future, you'll be successful right now.

=> One: Write every day Writers write. That's all. And they write every day, just like plumbers fix taps and electricians wire houses. Writers write.

It's a process. You can outline and plan your writing all you want, but at some stage, every day, you must sit down and write.

=> Two: Pay attention to what you love

You'll write best about what you love. So take note ofrepparttar 129295 things you love. Make a list. Don't ever think that no one else is interested in what turns you on. Enthusiasm is contagious.

=> Three: It'srepparttar 129296 journey…

Beware of fantasies like: "When this is published", "when I get an agent", "when I hold my first book in my hand".

When your fantasies come true, and afterrepparttar 129297 warm glow wears off, you won’t feel all that different (in fact, you won't feel any different) torepparttar 129298 way you feel right now. (I hope I'm not trampling your favourite fantasy into dust.)

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