Intrigued by sleep time stories? This dream journal is a guided place to record and reflect. Sigmund Freud described dreams as “the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious.” Dream logging leads to improved dreaming and self-understanding – and it couldn’t be easier in this concise, fill-in-the-blank, fully explained and historicised, place-by-your-bedside format. This book includes fascinating yet digestible “dreaming 101” and a section of helpful tips on how to sleep better, dream well and make sense of the things you see at night.
I love it when I can remember dreams (except when they are nightmares.) For me, dreams are a huge source of inspiration for story ideas so I’m very happy when I can remember them long enough to find a piece of paper and write it down. As a result of this, I’ve ended up with ideas scribbled on scrap pieces of paper (usually old receipts.)
I really adore this journal. Published by Knock Knock (August 2013) and sent to me by Chronicle Books, it has a gorgeous, colourful cover. It allows me to make a note of all the strange and bizarre things I dream about at night (which is a regular occurrence at the moment.) I find dreams fascinating and being able to have one place where I can write them down has been fantastic.
In the book, each section per dream is spread over two pages so there is plenty of room. My writing is quite big and I’ve not had a problem fitting all the information in. In this you can also make a note of the date of the dream, as well as a chance to record your emotions, reflect/give your interpretation on it and you can even give it a title.
I love the fact that you can also sketch your dream. I am not an artist. I can’t even draw nice stick figures but it’s still a lot of fun and as it’s my journal, no one else is going to see it so the picture can be as bad as I like and it’s fun.
I think this journal is a concise, perfect way to make a note of your dreams and especially if you are a writer, it’s a great place to write down ideas for stories. I’ve had a few dreams that could potentially be developed into stories and I’ve been able to write them down all in one place; in a book I can keep by my bed.
This book is going to be so useful to me. It is a must if you like recording your dreams and is perfect for you if you’re a writer or a great present for the writer in your life. Stephanie Mayer came up with the idea for Twilight in a dream so you never know.
The Dream Journal by Knock Knock was published in August 2013. Thank you to Chronicle Books for a review copy. Click here to view at The Book Depository.
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