Do’s and Don’ts of Writing A Dream Sequence

Do's and Don'ts of Writing a Dream Sequence 2

There’s a great post over on Phil Partington’s blog about when and how dream sequences in novels can be effective.

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6 thoughts on “Do’s and Don’ts of Writing A Dream Sequence

  1. P.A.Lewis Brown says:

    In my novel, The Whistling Ghost, the story is driven by dreams, piecemeal with another century overlapping. It was hard to write, but I got there in the end.

  2. Batmansbestfriend says:

    If you want to write a dream sequence here is a simple list of questions to ask before you do:

    1. Is the dream sequence motivated?
    2. Will it fake out the reader in anyway?
    3. Will it advance the plot in a necessary way?

    The answers in order should be yes, no, and yes. If there are not, then do not write the dream sequence.

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