That sounds like a good basis for a story.Fevers seem to unlock creativity in me. The kind of fevers you get when you have a cold/flu. I do not try to get sick to spur creativity, but when I do catch a cold, I recognize it's a good opportunity to get to something creative. Of course, I'm hampered by the symptoms that come with a cold, but writing is doable. I tried a couple of years ago to replicate a fever by heating my body up with a heater and hot shower. It didn't work.
Also...for me listening to music can bring up movie ideas.
Listening to this triggers a lot of 80's nostalgia...
Listening to this brings me to the surreal.
I love this song when I'm on the road, one day I want to use this for something....
Also...watching lots of movies. Watching a lot of movies helps spark my own creative process.
No, but yesterday I was working on a scene that involved a shoot out. Then last night, I had a dream that I was watching my husband take out a few bad guys in a shoot out (I was an incompetent shooter, like several of my characters!). I'm not quite sure what to make of thatAnyone use Lucid dreams in/for their writing?
I observe Anthony Starr with some suspicion. Nobody's that good of an actor. I'm convinced that he is evil in real life. I imagine him going home after a shoot and donating money to a super pac, or collecting money for the SGKF. If I caught Anthony Starr on an airport runway putting sugar into the fuel line of a passenger jet, I would just say " I knew it".Damn not me. I dreamed that Homelander punched my head off
I still have no idea what dreams mean. I once dreamed that Christopher Walken was covered in feathers. How am I supposed to interpret that?No, but yesterday I was working on a scene that involved a shoot out. Then last night, I had a dream that I was watching my husband take out a few bad guys in a shoot out (I was an incompetent shooter, like several of my characters!). I'm not quite sure what to make of that
If you can get into a lucid dream state, and then retain memory of the dream, it's actually quite useful. You can game out scenarios at will in an interactive mental world. The problem is that I've never been able to lucid dream at will. I've read some of the books, but basically it just happens once in a while when my mind becomes suspicious of incongruities within the dream. If I become lucid during a dream, it's a free for all, trying out as many ideas as possible until something wakes me up.I have been having some really amazing dreams lately so it inspired me to find an audio book to master (or try to) Lucid Dreaming -
A Beginner's Guide to Lucid Dreaming: How to Explore the Lucid Dream World and Master Oneironautics
Anyone use Lucid dreams in/for their writing?
I think music is probably the best day to day creative stimulant, because it puts you in different headspaces, I think the best thing about music and writing is that it helps keep an idea coherent.....