The Man Who Haunts My Dreams #amwriting

Not in a good way. Not in a good way at all.

For the past two weeks I’m trying to get him to appear on the page — he is the alter-ego of one of my characters, and needs to go into chapter 20.

But no matter what I try, he only appears to scare the daylights out of me in my dreams.

Any suggestions, ideas to exorcise him and pin him into my WIP are not only welcome, but also requested!

Ah, how I feel sorry for those who think writers live the glamorous life.

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  1. jannatwrites

    Creepy picture! I have no suggestion since I don't even remember my dreams. I don't know, I think a man who skins women is someone I wouldn't want to bring to life πŸ™‚

  2. Erin Kane Spock

    I agree with the above comments about documenting your dreams and using him in dream sequences. I will say that he'll probably be an amazing character when he finally happens. Dream inspiration makes me want to believe in the Muses.

    • Damyanti

      I've begun writing my dreams down, the ones I remember, anyway. I do believe in the Muses. It is too much weight on a writer's shoulders, otherwise.

  3. meradeth

    I like DG's comment–try writing down the dream and all the little details there. Maybe that would help? From the picture it looks like he's giving you some creepy dreams :/

  4. vbtremper

    Ooh, I like Alex's suggestion, lol! I've never had this happen so I don't know what to say. Just write down all the impressions of him you have and how he makes you feel and then see if that helps get him into the scene.

    Good luck!

  5. Angela Brown

    Hmmm…this is a unique situation. Perhaps he is not ready to reveal himself. Or perhaps if you wrote him a letter. May seem creepy, but he just may respond.

    • Damyanti

      I write to him pretty often these days. He seems offended for some reason. Perhaps cos he doesn't have enough talk-time in my WIP. But like I keep saying to him, it is Not about him at all!

  6. D.G. Hudson

    I'd try to coax him out of the your dreamworld by trying to visualize your dream. If that doesn't work, how about ignoring him? That might get a response. Good luck.