Thursday, August 20, 2009
Writing tip for the day 8/20/2009
The writing tip for the day is writing about dreams. If you can't remember what you dreamed about the night before, try creating an imaginary dream sequence. Research the meaning of dreams through reading dreams or psychology books.
Barnes & Noble sells dream books that explain the meaning of dreams. Any aspiring screenwriter and creative writer will benefit from learning to strengthen their dream writing skills.
Dreams help people to learn about their waking problems. Essentially, life is about realizing problems, and working to repair them. Noticing dream symbols improves a writer's ability to tap into the subconscious region of their mind, making the audience and readers think about the dream sequence long after watching a movie or reading a book.
Any person can write about the events within a dream. Try to analyze a dream for their internal signs - test examination (goals), a toilet (emotions), and death (renewal). Every dream has a meaning, which makes developing dream sequences more valuable to the writing process.
Capture the imagination of readers. Make people analyze dream sequences for what they're worth, subconscious signs that help to improve the waking life. Write dream sequences that are fiction or ones that are from your own dreams.
Construct dreams with the same structure as writing a script or a novel - using a paradigm structure. Have a purpose for the dream sequence. Don't make a dream appear obvious. Make the reader analyze dreams as if they are clues to a murder case. Novels and movies are made to entertain people, and to also make them think about their own lives.
Have fun learning and preparing your dream sequences.