At 4/24/12 09:42 PM, NinjaGuy wrote:
Oh, I forgot the point of the thread, I wanted to ask if this resembled any existing story, and what people thought of it, and any suggestions to what it may mean, or how to finish it.
The thing about dreams is that only you can make sense of it. The two important parts of turning a dream into a story is mood and vision. Mood is how things feel. In this case, dystopian. Which, at the moment, isn't entirely original, but still has plenty of room for growth. Vision is not necessarily what you see in the dream, but the big picture. The meta-image from the dream. The items that stand out the most to form a more concrete image, versus the staccato, often disorienting barrage of experiences dreams tend to be.
As far as meaning, it may simply be related to something you've seen recently. Sounds partially inspired by The Hunger Games and Star Wars, just to give some current examples. Could be your brain exploring while you sleep. Our most creative side comes out when we're sleeping. I had a dream I was a superhero when I dreamt, a dream within a dream. Could it mean I dream to be a superhero? Probably not. To me I took it as too much DC Universe Online :P
How to finish it? That's entirely up to you. If you don't know what else to do with it, chances are it's not worth pursuing, or the seed just hasn't sprouted yet. If you want to flesh this out, sit down and use the snowflake method. List out all the significant points, and expand on them. Continue out from there until you have a solid foundation to write a story. Form an idea. Find your character. Organize events. MICE: Milieu, Idea, Character, Event.