Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Dreaming on the Page by Tzivia Gover

Gover has had a long interest in dreams. She relates dreams to writing in this book with a particular emphasis on poetry. She starts out by reminding us we dream every night, whether we remember them or not. She suggests a practice to help us in the skill of dream recall. She then give many practical ideas on how to use the imagery and information our subconscious reveals through dreams.

I found this to be a very practical book. I appreciate Gover's suggestions, such as keeping a pad and pen at bedside for immediate recall upon waking. I also appreciate the variety of exercises and writing prompts she has included in the book. I liked her general comments on using dreams to help us understand the world and our place in it. She has included suggestions for forming a group to establish a community in using dreams for writing.

This is a good book for aspiring and established writers. Using the ideas in the book will help generate new ideas and may reveal new and useful information for the writing habit.

This book releases January, 2023.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Tzivia Gover
, founder of Dreaming on the Page classes and workshops, is the author of several books, including The Mindful Way to a Good Night's Sleep. She teaches programs internationally, domestically, and online. She is also a Certified Dreamwork Professional and a Certified Proprioceptive Writing instructor. She has an MFA from Columbia University in creative nonfiction. She writes and dreams in western Massachusetts.

The Collective Book Studio, 272 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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