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Dreams

posted Sep 16, 2018, 5:06 PM by Daniel Pieczkolon
Our first contest this semester is dream themed. Quiddity is accepting all forms of writing and art, including but not limited to fiction pieces, creative nonfiction, poetry, drawings, and photography. A lot of famous writers were inspired by dreams and many of their most-well known works became the product of that inspiration; Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, E.B. White’s Stuart Little, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are just some examples of these dream-inspired pieces.

Whether you want to create a piece inspired by a dream you've had, want to write a reflection about your dreams, or want to write a dream sequence for a character you’ve created we want to read it!

Writing a story or poem about a dream you’ve had is pretty self-explanatory but it doesn't have to be a play-by-play of the dream. You can take a place, event, or person from the dream and base your work around that idea. For example, if you dream about being on another planet but don’t want to be the protagonist of your story, take the setting of the planet but add a new character to replace yourself to create a new story based on your dream.

If you choose to reflect on a dream you've had, you can write an entry into a dream journal or write a mini memoir focused in on what you dreamt. Try to find symbolic meaning for the events or objects or people you saw in your dream. Attempt to figure out what your dreams mean.

Maybe you want to create a story or poem revolving around a character having a dream and take us through their experience. Show us the inner workings of their subconscious or just take us through an adventure in a completely fantastical landscape. In other words, build your own dreamworld!

Hope you're actually able to sleep so you can have some inspiring dreams to write about! #tiredofcollege

(This blog was co-authored by Quiddity’s Co-Editors-in-Chief, Monica DiTomassi and Rebecca Hane)

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