Suspenseful Experience In Stephen King's 'Misery'

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You see, my hobby is to write stories. And when you try to write a story—I'm sure everyone has had this experience from Mr. Smith's class last year—you need two things: a realistic plot, and realistic emotions for your characters to experience from your plot. Because being an author means that you have to come up with these things from nowhere, having ideas in your arsenal that you can relate to from firsthand experience is incredibly helpful. However, do the things that we experience in our sheltered lives actually prove useful when writing a story? No, because they're too mundane. We rarely have thrilling twists in our daily lives. We rarely experience strong emotions, especially negative ones like bloodcurdling terror or blinding rage.…show more content…
He credits his dreams with giving him the concepts for several of his other novels as well. and for helping him to solve moments when he was stuck writing. The main characters of “Twilight”, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, “Frankenstein” all came to their respective authors in dreams. It seems that Frankensein’s monster, and the horrifying circumstances of how he was created, were in fact something that Mary Shelly had actually dreamt of. This list goes on and on, but I’ll finish with an astounding piece of information: The Beatles member, Paul McCartney composed the entire melody of his famous song ‘Yesterday’ in a dream. Because the melody was so clear and vivid, he was actually concerned that he had subconsciously plagiarized another artist’s…show more content…
For one, fantastic story ideas. Every night, your mind effortlessly creates stories for you. So here’s my advice: if you’re an author, songwriter or composer, why not take advantage of your dreams? Over time, you’ll start to see the benefits. Your piece will become more creative, and ideas will come to you easily rather than having to be dug out at great cost. And who knows, maybe one night you’ll dream the next Yesterday and be able to fund your writing for the rest of your life. Another is that you get to see the world differently. The best stories are often those in which familiar things are presented in a fresh way. In dreams, you may find yourself in an ordinary situation at school, but your teachers have adopted eccentric or monstrous characteristics, and the totally unexpected sort for your closest friends. I had a dream recently where my love of the sky propelled me off the Empire State Building situated on top my Japanese school to my supposed death in the dark, churning Florida Sea below. I believe that dreams from sleep are a source of endless inspiration. Just remembering them supplies you with amazing ideas for your creative work, and it actually trains your mind—little by little—to be more creative, more

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