This blog is subject to opinion. Yours may very, but I believe it to be true. Our dreams can tell stories. How do I know? As an editor I get to read all kinds of things and stories are a big part of it. One of the first questions I ask my clients is how they came up with their Ideas. More often than not they tell me it was from a dream.
Have you ever read the book Dreamcatcher by Stephen King? King was out walking when he was struck by a minivan in 1999. While recovering from a collapsed lung and shattered leg he began having vivid dreams.
“The first really strong idea that occurred to me after the accident was: four guys in a cabin in the woods,” King told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2003. “Then you introduce this one guy who staggers into camp saying, ‘I don’t feel well,’ and he brings this awful hitchhiker with him. I dreamed a lot about that cabin and those guys in it.” – Stephen King
The dreams he had then formed the basis of the 2001 novel turned film Dreamcatcher. But it wasn’t the only work of King’s to be inspired by a dream: King has said that his dreams helped him and his son to put together his 2015 work of short stories called, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.
Dreams are a part of lives whether we remember them or not. I personally keep a journal of my dreams in case one day I get the urge to write a few good stories of my own. Let me tell you this, I have had some killer dreams.
This Week’s Podcast:
On the podcast this week we have a classic Kipling tale, an odd occurrence South-Western vineyard and an OTR story the follows the theme of dreams. So book your ticket now and join us this Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories. You can download it from iTunes, stream it on TuneIn Radio or listen on your radio Friday night at 8pm Eastern time. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.
May 19, 2016 – Debra Yates – Woman of Many Names (RAS245)
May 26, 2016 – Pat Novak Returns (RAS246)
June 02,2016 – Some People Don’t Die (RAS247)
June 09,2016 – The Carnival Case (RAS248)
June 16,2016 – Rikki-Tkki-Tavi (RAS249)
June 23,2016 – (RAS250)
June 30,2016 – The Horror Express? (RAS251)