This week's exercise is about how dreams can inspire your writing.
Dreams have always inspired my writing - whether they gave me a plot, a character or an atmosphere to recreate, they are woven through much of my work. I also have notebooks full of interesting dreams that I have written down to use when the time is right.
Have you had an interesting dream recently? Perhaps you had a dream years ago that has stuck in your memory. Even a nightmare can inspire writing.
The exercise is to write down a dream you remember clearly, making a point to highlight the part of the dream that struck you as most important.
After you have done that, read what you have written and structure a story from the inspiration your dream has given you. Remember your story can be as short as 50 words!
When you have finished your story, read it and the dream again to see how similar or different they are.
I don't expect you to post your dreams or stories in the comment section, but if you did the exercise, I would love to hear how you got on.