11 famous books that began as dreams (infographic)

Famous books that began as dreams - Misery by Stephen King

From Frankenstein to Misery, to Jane Eyre, these books by famous authors were inspired by dreams… or nightmares.

If you learn how to memorize your dreams, you can make them one of the most important ways of harnessing creativity.

Famous creative people – writers among them – often use dreams in their work. Dreams connect information, ideas, and memories. They can create unexpected context, paint an exciting picture, or add a small element that can change the situation upside down.

Sleep Advisor has published an infographic that puts together eleven books by famous authors. They have one thing in common – they began as dreams.

The visual includes Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Misery by Stephen King, Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight, or Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. For each title, you will find a short description of how the idea of a book was connected to the author’s dream.

As many of the most easily remembered dreams are bizarre, fantastical, or otherwise nightmarish, it makes sense that they often result in well-known horror novels, like much of Stephen King’s work.

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Via Sleep Advisor Blog.

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