Dreams in Your Writing

I hear a lot of groans for dream sequences. I take that back, I hear groans from time to time. Various markets list “opening with a dream sequence” as grounds for rejection. And yet….

I’m writing a novel about dreams. What happens in the dreams is just as important as the day to day stuff. It is a common theme in my writing that dreams play a big part in how people act, what people plan to do and can do.

I even named my magic system after dreams.

So I wonder how bad it really is? I read plenty of fantasy with well done dream sequences. I suppose it must pertain to the story and not just be a way to impart waking information.

While I’m writing this, I’m revising Fallen Kingdom. I have five submissions out right now, four short stories and Dreamer’s War. This new idea is coming together slowly. I have a small plot sheet, some characters, a beginning and an end. How shall I get my protagonist there though.

Things to ponder and dream about.

-Sarah beware, I have been generous up until now, but I can be cruel.

-Generous, what have you done that’s generous?

-Everything! Everything that you wanted, I have done. You asked that the child be taken, I took him. You cowered before me, I was frightening. I have reordered time. I have turned the world upside down, and I have done it all for you! I am exhausted from living up to your expectations, isn’t that generous?David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly – Labyrinth






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