Everybody dreams but most people forget them upon waking. For artists, dreams can be a valuable source for inspiration. Many writers use phrases, themes, and visuals present in dreams to jump start creativity on the written page. Throughout history there are many examples of works created from these bits of the subconscious mind. I have written and published poems, short stories, and other literary works that were based on my dreams and even nightmares.
For those that have never tried it and would like to, one of the first steps is to keep a dream journal. From there, you can begin to examine the themes and keep track of the interesting events that occur. Try it to see how it works for you.
Nancy O. Greene