on Helping Writers become Authors:
Every writer knows a thing or two about daydreaming. But what about dreamzoning? What’s that—and how can it help you cultivate inspiration for your storytelling?
Put simplistically, dreamzoning is basically just daydreaming on steroids. It’s purposeful, focused daydreaming. It’s intense. It’s fun. And if you’re a writer, it’s the mother lode of all story ideas.
I’ve named-dropped “dreamzoning” a lot in recent years, but after an exchange on Patreon with Susan Geiger, I realized some readers may not fully understand what I’m talking about. Susan said:
I look forward to trying out “dreamzoning” (I’ve heard you talk about it on your podcast before but never fully understood it….).
Because dreamzoning is such an amazing tool and experience, I figured it was time to do a core post about it.