Dream While Awake

“As a writer you ask yourself to dream while awake.” ~ Aimee Bender


If you want to be a writer, you should find yourself daydreaming. It’s perfectly normal to be scolded in class for daydreaming, to “dream while awake.”

Dreams are often the inspiration we need to begin a story, to continue writing when we are stuck, or to finish a story. But how could we ever turn writing into a career if we only “dream” at night?

I like this quote because it reminds us that as writers, it is important to keep a look out for the things that may cause our minds to wander. I often find myself sitting in history class, daydreaming about what life would be like in this time period or that time period.

Different places, experiences, music, people…all of these things give us excuses to “dream” while awake. It’s so exciting.

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