I just went to see the Inception movie. The premise is that someone can enter your dreams and they can construct dreams which feel so real, you don’t know you’re dreaming. In the movie they use this to steal information or plant ideas.
Listening to them talk about this kind of dreaming made me realise that writers do this all the time. In fact, we’d do it all day long, every day if the rest of the world would let us. For us the dream (our stories) is more real than reality. Otherwise why would keep coming back to write?
I saw this article which said that gamers, if they play games directly before going to bed, they can control their dreams to a certain extent.
Well, isn’t that what writers are doing all the time? When we are ‘in the zone’ we are lucid dreaming. The only thing that holds us back is the speed we can type at.
Inception was good. I liked the layers of the story and some of the visuals were breathtaking. I liked the main character’s motivation and it was a change for a movie to have a happy ending. Or was it?
Did you sit through all the credits like I did to find out if the top stopped spinning?