I’ve been thinking about the first story in my dream story collection. Without giving too much away, it centers on a girl at a boarding school who may or may not be what meets the eye. The first time I drafted it, I paid attention to only what I had experienced in my dream. But in order to meet the nano goal and to entertain readers with more than a snippet of images, I am going to expand it. My theater background comes into my creative process here as I live in this character’s skin and ask myself who she is and why she is behaving in her particular way. I have found that, similar to the stage, I must live with my characters a while before I present them to the world. The first one in my collection is promising to be a very interesting person with whom to become acquainted. I hope others will think so, too! The fun thing about dreams is the variation of personas one can take on in the course of ten stories or so.
Expanding The Story