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Guest Post: Why You Need an Author News Page on Your Website

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Have you considered creating a News Page on your author website? Don’t be too quick to dismiss the idea, even if you’re not a famous writer (yet!). Web Design Relief knows that all writers—from newbies to best-selling authors—can benefit from having an Author News Page on their websites.

But what if you think you don’t have any news to post? You may be surprised how much you really do have to share, and how much a News Page can help you!

What Is Considered “Newsworthy” For Your Author Website?

New publications. Do you have a new book about to hit shelves? Did a literary journal pick up one of your poems, stories, or essays? Announce this to your fans! We know authors tend to be more on the shy side and not naturally inclined to brag. But think of it less as bragging and more as sharing your good news—your readers are sure to be just as happy as you are! And they’ll want to celebrate with you.

Updates on your publication journey. There may be a long gap between when you announce your poem, story, essay, or book is going to be published and when it is actually published. So when publication finally happens, be sure to update your readers. You can also share important steps on your path to publication. Some ideas: signing your contract, learning your publication date, revealing your book cover—all newsworthy moments!

Book signings and readings. Giving public readings from your book and having book signing events are great ways to boost your sales and build your fan base. Plus, they’re fun (once you get the hang of them)! Of course you want as many fans—and potential new fans—as possible to attend your events, so get the word out on your Author News Page as soon as you know the details. You can also promote the event again as it gets closer.

Speaking engagements. You can also build your reputation as an author by sitting on panels, speaking at writing conferences and seminars, and so forth. These events let you use your expertise as a writer, and they’re excellent fodder for your author website’s News Page too! Just like book signings, nudge readers about the event as it gets closer—and remember to post the details as early as possible so that everyone interested can put it on their calendars.

Social media posts. If you’re worried about having enough “news” to regularly post on your author website’s News Page, consider integrating a social media feed or two into the page. Depending on which programs and widgets you choose, this could also ease some pressure on you—especially if you’re busy or not totally comfortable with social media. You’ll be posting updates in fewer places because your pages will sync automatically!

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How To Keep Your Information Safe On Your News Page

Host events only in public places. Bookstores, libraries, and even venues like cafés are perfect for author events. Once you plan them, definitely announce these events on your author website’s News Page right away—but be sure to only share the address of the event, not your own home address or contact info.

Be careful when you post photos. If you’re going to share photos of yourself at home—signing a contract, for example!—make sure the location can’t be accessed. Though geotagging can be incredibly helpful in the modern age for public events, it’s just not a good idea concerning your home address. To protect your safety, you shouldn’t post the town your home is in. This is something to also be careful about when using social media sites. Some social media sites strip out location info, but some do not. For example: Be sure to turn off Tweet Location if tweeting from home! 

For more tips on protecting your personal information on your author website—such as your email address, phone number, and legal name—check out this article! 

And Remember—You Have More News Than You Think!

Sure, a handful of best-selling authors will have national tours and fancy awards to post about—but literary agents and literary journal editors won’t expect that from every writer. Even smaller news is worth sharing—genuine connections and fan interactions matter so much more in the long run! Plus, these news items make readers feel like they’re really getting to know you.

Ready to build an author website with a News Page? Don’t worry if you’re not tech savvy—Web Design Relief is always here to help! Reach out for your free consultation to talk us through your vision and get a price quote today.

 

Question: Would you consider adding a News Page to your author website? What would your first post be?

Guest Post: What Kinds of Social Media Go Viral? by Jenny Hansen

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Guest Post: What Kinds of Social Media Go Viral? by Jenny Hansen

Thank you to Jenny Hansen and to Writers in the Storm for strategies you can use to promote your work.

In last month’s post, I shared social media strategies that support your brand and let you have a life. I don’t know about you, but I like having social media be something I fit into MY life, rather than the other way around. The big question everyone wants to know is: “How do I get my post to go viral?”

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First, we need to understand what kinds of posts get shared extensively and why.

There are many many schools of thought on what gets others to share your content, but I decided to go with science because we want results that can be duplicated. Scientific American published a fascinating article that concluded the following:

“..content that elicits an emotional reaction tends to be more widely shared. In addition, stories stimulating positive emotions are more widely shared than those eliciting negative feelings, and content that produces greater emotional arousal (making your heart race) is more likely to go viral. This means that content that makes readers or viewers feel a positive emotion like awe or wonder is more likely to take off online than content that makes people feel sad or angry, though causing some emotion is far better than inspiring none at all.”


For max impact, I’d recommend focusing on the following types of content:

1. Lots of photos and branded graphics.

Whether it’s photo platforms like Instagram and Pinterest, or more chat-based media like Twitter and Facebook, photos are more likely to grab attention and get shared. In fact, Facebook algorithms always show a photo before a link. That means, even if you’re going to include a link, be sure to put your photo in first. Better yet, add the link in the comments so the Facebook status update is all about your gorgeous photo.

Make your photos awesome! I recommend Laura Drake’s Canva post for help with this. Also, here’s a good social media rule set to live by from Sendible.

2. Short videos provide traction.

This can be achieved by a Facebook Live, a quick Snapchat video, or just some vid you shoot on your phone. The key word here is short. NO more than five minutes. Preferably, no more than three minutes. Get in, say what you want to say, and get out.

Don’t be afraid to edit your video! You don’t have to learn a program like Camtasia to do this. YouTube has tons of editing tools that are free with your YouTube account. Plus, it’s owned by Google, which means your videos here will show up higher in the search rankings. Score!

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Guest Post: En Or Em Or Maybe Hyphen: Keeping Up With The Dashes by the Writer’s Relief Staff

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Meet the Dashes, one of the most confusing families in English grammar. There’s Hyphen and his fraternal twin siblings, Em and En. (Sadly, they do not have any hit rap songs.) Though they all look very similar, En, Em, and Hyphen vary in length and function. The word geeks at Writer’s Relief had a chance to sit down and talk with this infamous bunch and get the facts about exactly what roles they play in sentences.

En, Em, And Hyphen: A Grammar Tips Tell-All

WRWill you please introduce yourself and provide a little background info for our readers?

Hyphen: Well, my name is Hyphen, and I’d like to start by saying that I’m generally only known by my first name. You know, kind of like Madonna. No one says Hyphen Dash. It’s totally not cool. And though I’m the shortest member of my immediate family, I make up for it with my unique power to both join and separate words at the same time. In fact, I’m pretty famous in the compound adjective world. Impressive, right? Also, I sometimes hang out at the end of a line in the print world when words are too long to fit against the margin and have to be broken by syllables.

WR: That is quite a gift. Sorry about the “little” reference. Moving on, can you tell us what it is you do and why it’s important?

Hyphen: Certainly. My power lays—sorry, lies in the ability to impact the meaning of a sentence by forming compound adjectives.(That’s my brother Em stepping in to point out the difference between lie and lay. We’re not the only grammar family that causes confusion, you know.) But back to me: Here are some examples of my handiwork:

  • Well-behaved dog
  • Part-time teacher
  • Cold-blooded killer
  • High-speed chase

Sadly, I’m becoming a bit of a third wheel in the grammar world. Nowadays more and more words are joining up without me acting as a prim and proper matchmaker. They’re just slamming right into each other! A perfect example of this is the word “noncompliance.” But I assure you I’m still important! Here’s what can happen to a sentence when I’m left out:

The silent movie star gestured wildly and pointed behind Shannon’s head. (Why won’t the movie star speak? Who ever heard of a quiet celebrity? And is there something terrifying behind Shannon? A bear? The paparazzi?)

The silent-movie star gestured wildly and pointed behind Shannon’s head. (Ah, this person is in a silent movie! There is no sound, so the star is overacting on film to get the point across. Oh, and there is a bear behind Shannon’s head.)

Clearly, I am still not only necessary but important to English grammar.

And here’s something that has driven my family crazy for ages: Em, En, I, and our cousin twice-removed, Minus, are often used interchangeably because we look so much alike.

Yes, we may resemble each other, but it’s important to clarify that we have very diverse functions. Take a look at the family portrait below. I’ve enlarged it so you can see the similarities and differences. I’m on the very left. En and Minus are following in the middle in that order, and that’s Em on the far right. (And just an FYI: We don’t hang out with Minus very much; he’s into math. Yuck.)
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Here’s how to find me (Hyphen) and Minus on the keyboard. We are easier to access than both En and Em, who do not have their own specific keys. This in itself is also responsible for quite a bit of unnecessary confusion.

WR: Well, thank you for your time, Hyphen, and also for your efforts to clear up the Dash confusion. Let’s welcome En to the conversation and hear what she has to say about her role in the family of Dashes.

En: Thanks for having me, but I want to clear up something, right away. You might not notice in the portrait, but I am slightly wider and longer than Hyphen. No one seems to pay much attention to this, which is why I want to mention it. Most people believe I share a space on the keyboard with Hyphen and Minus. But this isn’t really accurate. It is true that I don’t have a dedicated key, and writers generally do not want to take the necessary steps to properly render me. So, I get lumped in with those two knuckleheads. Though there are a variety of ways to add dashes, one way to bring moi, En Dash, to the page is to do this:

Hold down the Alt key and type in the number 0150. Bingo! There I am. Very simple.

WR: We’re detecting a little pushback from you, En. Is this some sort of ongoing family feud?

En: Yeah, sorry. We Dashes have a contentious relationship at times. And to be honest, I’m just not that into common spaces. I represent ranges of things. You know, spans of numbers, dates, and time. I’m also good with reporting scores and results of contests or polls. Most often I replace the words “to” and “through.” But I’m going to tell you right now, I don’t like to be used with the words “from” and “between.” I mean, I will walk right out of that sentence if I see any sign of those two. You got that?

WR: We think so. Can you give us some examples of your work so we can have a better understanding?

En: Sure. No problem. The last thing I want to do is be labeled as the troublemaker of the family just because I stand my ground. So, here you go:

  • The 2015–2016 yearbook has the best photographs of Sarah wearing a top hat.
  • You will be quizzed on chapters 5–7.
  • The next meeting of Dave’s book club is Monday, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
  • Hermione secretly served as president of the company from 2010 to 2015. (See how I stepped politely out of this sentence because of the word “from”? No love lost, baby.)

WR: Here’s a question we need to ask before we go any further. How did you and your brother Em get your unusual names?

En: There have been whispers that momma had a fling with a typographer back in the day, but I’m convinced this is just a rumor started by the Font family. Sure, as En Dash, I may be the width of a shapely letter N, back when typefaces were less uniform. And Em Dash could seem twice as wide, like a letter M. But please don’t call us N Dash or M Dash! We go by our proper names, En and Em.

WR: Okay, I think we got it. Thanks for the clarification. Last but not least, we have Em Dash. Em, can you tell us about yourself and explain your role in grammar? 

Em Dash: Well, I think all the Dashes strongly resemble one another, and that’s why people confuse me with my slightly shorter sibling, En, and Hyphen, who is the shortest of us all. (Don’t repeat this. He’s very sensitive about it.) I feel that I’m the most versatile in the family, since I can take the place of a comma, a parenthesis, or a colon. By inserting myself in a sentence, I create a powerful break. Some writers think I am overused, so they tend to avoid me. This is because I am way more emphatic and often scare people off. Not to brag, but let me show you what I can do.

Look out, comma, here I come:

And yet, when the sofa was finally delivered, six months after it was ordered, Kaitlyn decided it was the wrong color.

And yet, when the sofa was finally delivered—six months after it was ordered—Kaitlyn decided it was the wrong color.

Stand back, parentheses; I’m on a mission. Though I’m considered less formal, I can be a bit intrusive. Here’s proof:

After discovering the moths (all 10 of them) in his closet, Jack decided to get rid of his collection of wool Teletubby sweaters.

After discovering the moths—all 10 of them in his closet—Jack decided to get rid of his collection of wool Teletubby sweaters.

And there is one time I actually get to be less formal: when I stand in for a colon. Take a look.

After months of rain, every street was flooded except for the one Erinn lives on: Lake Street.

After months of rain, every street was flooded except for the one Erinn lives on—Lake Street.

Now, all that being said, I, much like my sweet sister En, do not have a designated key. Sad but true. If you want to bring me to the page, you must do one of two things.

Hold down the Alt key and type the number 0151. Bam! There I am.

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Use the super-secret way. What’s the super-secret way, you ask? It’s this:

Type your word.

Hit the Hyphen key two times consecutively right after.

Type your next word and hit the space bar. Boom! That’s it. Done.

Please note: You must hit the space bar to see me. No space bar—no Em Dash.

WR: There you have it. The Dashes, uncensored. We hope this clears up a few things regarding this very confusing family, who we learned vary in size but not in strength. They are each very important to sentence structure and meaning. Knowing the Dashes will not only make you a better writer—it will make you a better reader. If you’d like more grammar tips, check out the articles below. And don’t forget to take advantage of our free Grammar and Usage Tool Kit.

Guest Post: Two Sisters or On the Terrace by Auguste Renoir from Joy of Museums

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Thank you to Joy of Museums for this delightful discussion of this painting and insight into the life of Renoir.

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Two Sisters on the Terrace by Pierre-August Renoir

Two Sisters or On the Terrace by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Two Sisters or On the Terrace by Pierre-Auguste Renoir depicts the upper terrace of the Maison Fournaise, a family restaurant located on an island in the Seine in Chatou, the western suburb of Paris. The painting shows a young woman and her younger girl seated outdoors with a small basket containing balls of wool. In the background over the railings of the terrace, are flowering plants and vines and then the River Seine with boats and some buildings in the top left on the other side of the river.

Renoir painted this delightful scene as a homage to springtime in 1881, and he or his art dealer called it “Two Sisters” (French: Les Deux Sœurs), its alternative title “On the Terrace” (French: Sur la terrasse) was used by the first owner of the painting. Jeanne Darlot (1863—1914), a future actress who was 18 years old when she posed for the elder sister. The identity of who represented the younger sister is not known as they were not real sisters. Before working on Two Sisters, Renoir worked in this particular location on another well-known painting, Luncheon of the Boating Party.

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The Maison Fournaise is today a restaurant and museum located on Impressionist Island on the Seine in Chatou, west of Paris. In 1857, Alphonse Fournaise bought land in Chatou to open a boat rental, restaurant, and small hotel for the new tourist trade.

The family restaurant was a favourite of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who painted many scenes of the restaurant and from the restaurant as well several portraits of Fournaise family members and many landscapes of the surrounding area. In 1880, Renoir wrote to a friend:

“My painting detains me in Chatou. Be kind enough to come and have lunch with me.
You won’t regret your trip; this is the loveliest place in the surroundings of Paris.”

The Maison Fournaise museum’s collection is focused on the history of the house and the golden age of the banks of the Seine. It also holds exhibitions around contemporary artistic movements from the Impressionist era.

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Guest Post: How to Write a TV Series Bible That Sells Your Pilot ‘Off the Page’ by Lucy V Hay

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Guest Post: How to Write a TV Series Bible That Sells Your Pilot ‘Off the Page’ by Lucy V Hay

What Is A ‘TV Series Bible’?

A TV Series Bible refers to the treatment, or  pitch document that accompanies a spec TV pilot when it goes out on submission.Since there are spec TV pilot scripts flying all over the place, your bible needs to “stand out” from the rest of ’em. But how? Well, for me, that’s a no-brainer … You write the PERFECT spec TV series bible and hook the reader!

Sadly, I’d venture a whacking 95% of spec pilots are let down by their accompanying TV series bible. In the course of this post, I will break down what you need to include in your bible to help sell your TV pilot and its series ‘off the page’.

So, let’s go …Why Your TV Series Bible Isn’t Working For Your Pilot:

1) It’s boring!

Well, first off, a lot of the TV series Bibles I see are just really dull. To look at; to read – YAWN. A series bible is another chance to really SELL your script and your story and 9/10 writers forget this. They might spend a lot of time on them, they might skirt around them – the end result is the same.

2) And It’s Too Long!

Most series bibles I see are TOO LONG – ten, fifteen, even twenty plus pages. They’ll start off with a lengthy synopsis usually, maybe a page each for character profiles, a lengthy note on background of the story, why the writer has chosen this story to tell… STOP RIGHT THERE!

It should be remembered: readers don’t usually get paid extra to read your TV series bible. That means, however good your series bible, there’s a very good chance the Reader will simply skim over it. So, if you can’t GRAB them, let them know IMMEDIATELY what

  • a) this is about
  • b) who the characters are and
  • c) why this is a series (and not say, a feature)

then you’ve just missed your chance, big style! Just two issues – but they’re big enough to make soooooo many series bibles fail. Simple as. But how to give yourself a fighting chance of a decent series bible?

 

Essential in your TV Series Bibles

1) A one page pitch

No one is afraid of just one page – and even if an overworked reader is having a bad day, then there still should be a good chance of them reading at least THIS page! (For more info on one page pitches, click HERE and for to download a 1 Page Pitch Ref Guide click HERE). Make sure your logline is clear and interesting and NOT a tagline (don’t know the difference? Then click HERE). FYI, a one page pitch for a series bible should be for the series AS A WHOLE, not the scripted episode you have included with the bible.

2) Very short character bios

Most character profiles I read are about a page long and usually make little sense, either because they are a stream of consciousness or because the writer references moments “to come” in the series that seem completely disjointed because they haven’t happened yet (a classic case of a story being clear in the writer’s head, yet it not translating to the reader). I recommend between 2 and four lines for each MAJOR character, with just one line for MINORS.

Don’t worry too much about what these characters look like (unless it has a direct bearing on the story) and DON’T cast the characters in your head, I hear so much about it being “fine” or a “no-no” that I think it’s far better to stay clear of that ol’ hornet’s nest. Screenwriting God Tony Jordan said in a seminar I once attended years back, he also includes a “secret no one else knows” to his character bio. I used this in a series bible about a year ago to great effect, it got me the meeting and the guys really enthused about it (it’s stuck in development hell now, but you never know).

3) Very short synopses of other episodes

I like to give myself two lines for these – one for “story of the week” and one for the “serial element”, though of course it does depend whether you’re writing a TV series, serial or sitcom. Whatever the case, keep it as short as possible.

Yes, I have seen longer synopses – recently I read a series bible with about 200 words per synopsis. This is really the longest I would recommend. The writer in question got away with it because they managed to make the events REALLY INTERESTING with lots of great action words and questions asked of the reader. If you believe you can do that too, be my guest.

4) Format

Half a page, definitely no more than one page, detailing how the series works. That is, if it has a story of the week, how the story of the week works, who the returning characters are, how the series ends and how it moves on to series two, intended channel, intended slot, etc etc. This is important when you’re submitting to production companies because the development process is long and involves lots of people.

If they option your script and you’ve given them a page with the word Format at the top, in my experience, the “format document” becomes part of the contract. That way you will have ensured you retain the format rights – the “created by” credit. Which is of course extremely important when it comes to getting paid.

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Guest Post: Tips to Avoid Discussing Your Novel-in-Progress by Lynda Cohen Loigman

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Guest Post: Tips to Avoid Discussing Your Novel-in-Progress by Lynda Cohen Loigman

Thank you to Writers in the Storm and to Lynda Cohen Loigman for this excellent article about how to avoid spilling the beans.

How To Close an Open Book

I’m an open book.

Ask the people who know me best, and that’s what they’ll tell you. I’m not secretive. No one has ever described me as “aloof.” I’ve never answered an invitation with the phrase “I have other plans,” because I’m fine just telling you what my other plans are. If you ask me something about my personal life, chances are I’ll give you the answer, even if I don’t know you that well. There is nothing enigmatic about me, and I’ve always been comfortable with that.

Except now that I’m working on my second novel, I wish I knew how to be a little more mysterious. Now, for the first time ever, I’m beginning to realize the importance of keeping my thoughts to myself.

Part of why I’m having such a difficult time keeping silent about my second book is because of the way my first one developed. That story had been in my head for over a decade before I wrote a word, and I lived with the characters for almost as long. They were part of my life, so I spoke about them with my husband and friends. Their saga became part of my conversational repertoire. I never cared about keeping it secret, because I had no expectations. Even when I began to write the words on paper, the idea of publishing a book was just a far-away dream. And after the dream turned into reality – after the book was out in the world – it was even more fun to talk about.

With my next novel, I’m finding that talking isn’t such a good idea.

 

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First of all, I’m not sure what to say. Even general questions like “What are you working on?” have begun to confuse me. When I started writing this second book, I thought I knew my story. I thought I knew my characters. But in the process of researching, another path began to show itself, a path with richer history and more compelling people. My ideas began to shift, my priorities changed, and now, my story is not the same. Answering questions prematurely has made me a little bit of a liar, and there is no guarantee that it won’t happen again. I have learned that ambiguity can be more virtuous than honesty, and a lot less likely to generate regret.

The same is true for sharing excerpts of my unfinished story. I’m not saying I want to lock up my laptop until this novel is finished, but I have begun to understand that sharing incomplete work is a risky endeavor. What if a friend wants me to keep a character I’ve eliminated? What if a necessary plot point is somehow unpopular? Even if I do away with it in the end, the act of writing it might still be necessary in order for another aspect of the story to emerge.

I love my writing group friends and I adore my classmates. But right now, I’m not ready to share too much. Even the thought of it makes me feel vulnerable – like I’m letting go of something that isn’t mine to give away.

Because she is so wise and generous, and because this isn’t her first second novel, my agent instinctively understands my position. Mine was a single book deal, and though the publisher has asked about my next novel, my agent knows me well enough to know that I’m not yet ready to pitch the manuscript. She knows that my story is still developing, and that adding outside voices or deadlines at this point will only muddy my thinking.

Imagine watching someone learn to ride a bike. The rider hits bumps and falls down. The process is messy and it’s easy to criticize technique. There are plenty of moments where you might want to cover your eyes rather than watch the rider swerve around with no apparent control of where she is going.

If I speak too much about my second novel, or if I give too much of it away in advance, it feels like the people listening or reading are watching me learn how to ride a bike. I want them to trust that I am capable enough not to crash, but the fact is, until the words are printed, there are an infinite number of choices and mistakes to be made. I think it’s best if I make those in private.

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Guest Post: The Value of Dreams for a Writer by Doug Lewars

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Thank you to Doug Lewars and to A Writer’s Path for this insightful article about drawing on dreams for your fiction.

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A member of a writers’ group to which I belong woke up one morning with a fully formed story in her head. She had to do a bit of background checking to make sure some elements of the setting were accurate but the basic plot was all there. I’ve never experienced that but I have had dreams that were useful in crafting a narrative.

Dreams, they tell us come from the subconscious. Some suggest they are representative of psychological conflicts working themselves out. Others say they’re just random brain functions sorting informational experiences from the day before. A few believe they are transmissions from the supernatural. I would like to believe the latter because it would be more fun but I have my doubts.

Babies, particularly newborns sleep a lot – some as much as 20 hours per day – some even preferring sleep over food. Do they dream? Probably. Dreams occur during rem sleep. Adults have about 20% rem sleep whereas with babies it’s more like 50%. So if a baby is sleeping 16 – 20 hours a day, that’s a lot of time during which they can dream. Therefore it might be hypothesized that dreams are a means by which the brain sort itself out – establishes neural networks and that sort of thing. Parents report that babies can be pretty active when they sleep. That suggests that while they may not dream quite like adults, their dream life is possibly as real, or more real to them than waking.

Certain psychological practices make use of dreams. In one, the patient selects any character from a dream, imagines the individual sitting across from him and starts a conversation. Then the patient physically moves to the other chair and responds from the dream character’s perspective. The dialog proceeds this way and is supposed to assist in working out underlying mental problems. I don’t know if it does the latter but it’s a pretty good strategy for getting into the head of a new character whether that character originated in a dream or not.

From a writer’s perspective, one of the more useful things about dreams is that they’re unstructured. In a dream, literally anything goes. You can meet and defeat monsters. You can sustain any amount of abuse without feeling any undue pain. You can meet people from your past who have died and you can die yourself without consequences. As a result, dream images can be highly surreal and that is useful for stretching the imagination. Last night for example I met my cousin’s great grandchild. I have no idea whether a great grandchild exists in real life and consider it somewhat unlikely; nevertheless, there she was and her name was Harmony. This is not a name I would normally come up with and I certainly don’t know anyone with such a name but it sounds like one that might fit into a story.

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