Dream Journals, Updates and A Giveaway

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Fast Updates:

The Book Review Directory published an editorial review of Rise on April 29th. You can view the full review here: The Book Review Directory ‘Rise’ By M. Ainihi

“Readers seeking a story with a strong heroine who must use her wit to overcome evil will not be disappointed with the protagonist…”-Editorial Review written by the Book Review Directory Production Team.

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In late April a PR Announcement was published in The Daily Telescope. You can read it hereThe Daily Telescope ‘Rise’ By M. Ainihi

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Dream Quotes:

“Last night I dreamed I ate a ten-pound marshmallow, and when I woke up the pillow was gone.”-Tommy Cooperbride-3034400_640

“Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.”- William C. Dement

index-finger-3332802_640“Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.”- Marsha Norman


“Hope is a waking dream.”- Aristotle


“Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.”-Erma Bombeck


“When we survey our lives, seeking to fulfill our creativity, we often see we had a dream that went glimmering because we believed, and those around us believed, that the dream was beyond our reach.”- Julie Cameronfantasy-3389558_640

“You create your own universe as you go along. The stronger your imagination, the more variegated your universe. When you leave off dreaming, the universe ceases to exist.”- Winston Churchillfantasy-2368432_640“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.”- Erma Bombeck


Do you ever write down your dreams?

Dreams have been a subject of interest throughout recorded history and have been the subject of countless studies yet we still know little about them.

Definition of a dream –merriam-webster.com

1 : a series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep.

Dream Journals

Dream journals are an excellent way to find inspiration when it comes to writing.

While we are in the land of dreams, anything is possible. We can come across a hundred-different tales involving our greatest fears and deepest desires, encountering innumerable characters and plots, because in dreams our imagination knows no bounds.

All of these monsters, villains, and superheroes that you come across while you are asleep can be incorporated as characters for your novels, poetry, and short stories. There have been many authors who have sought refuge in their dreams in order to get the right inspiration for their books. So, if you are a creative person, a dream journal may be a befitting way to get the right kind of stimulation.

What is a dream journal? A dream journal is mainly a written account of your dreams.

It is recommended that you keep your journal, along with pens or pencils close by your bed so that you can jot down notes and lists as soon as you wake up in the morning. The sooner the better, otherwise you risk forgetting the dream.

Different people remember and interpret their dream in different ways. Some people remember them very vividly, while others only recall bits and pieces of what they have dreamt.

Even if you cannot recall all the core details pertaining to a dream, these notes can still be a very useful resource. Jot everything you remember. The smallest details such as emotions and colors can help your dreams to take on a new shape. It will only take a few minutes to do. Then go ahead and try to think of a befitting title for what you wrote down to help get the creative juices flowing.

Think of it as a vault of ideas that you can inspect anytime you want. Why not put your dreams to good use by maintaining a dream journal?

If you are looking for a way to break writer’s block, dream exploration can be a great tool for cultivating new ideas.

Use your imagination, don’t worry about trying to follow the plot of your dreams precisely. Instead, focus on drawing inspiration from it. When it comes to writing, inspiration can come from a thousand different places. A journal can be a great tool to help you develop and remember ideas.

You can learn more here: Dream journal design for creative inspiration recording

“Previous studies confirmed the correlation between dream and creativity.”– © 2015 Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license
Peer-review under responsibility of AHFE Conference


*Something has changed in amazon giveaways and for the moment it appears I cannot set up any new eBook giveaways. So will use paperback editions this time while I look into why. *

Giveaway-Paperback EditionThe Best ay To Thank Wan Author Is to rite a Revie

The Eye’s Mote: The Tale of the Three Sisters

By: T. S. Lieber

Enter the giveaway here by clicking the link: Giveaway

View it here on Amazon by clicking the link:  The Eye’s Mote


To the White family are born three daughters. They are Gabe’s pride and joy. Smart, beautiful, they are triplets born on a Blue Moon. But they cannot escape the horror which pursues their family.
Upon their sixteenth birthday, the girls discover the family’s dark history. Their father and grandfather have been embroiled in a war with Terrance Diamond and his legion of devils. One of the original fallen angels, Terrance is impatient to usher in the end of the world and take his place on Heaven’s post-Armageddon throne. But he was imprisoned by the girls’ grandfather more than two decades earlier and first his followers must unearth the whereabouts of his shadow ball, to free the demon of the silver-veined sphere which keeps him behind bars. It is a closely guarded secret in the White family, one of many surrounding the war at hand, but not all of the grandchildren are eager to avoid the skeletons in their closet….

You can also enter the giveaway here:

See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: The Eye’s Mote: (The Tale of the Three Sisters) (The Diamond Legacy) (Volume 3). https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/67fe23ca45a21b45 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of May 25, 2018 11:59 PM PDT, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.

Giveaway-Paperback Edition


By M. Ainihi

Enter the giveaway here by clicking the link: Giveaway

View it here on Amazon by clicking the link:  Rise


When Amanda Garrett stumbles across a strange artifact in the woods, she has no idea of the dangerous secret it holds. The teen soon discovers that she has unwittingly released Erol, an imprisoned jinni, and whether she likes it or not, they are bound together until death. Amanda’s life soon begins to spiral out of control and she finds herself orphaned, kidnapped, and thrust into a terrifying reality.

Rise is a fast-paced (standalone) introductory novel to an alternate world where mundane humans are oblivious to the existence of the realms that separate them from other magical races.

When she feels, the darkness closing in around her, Amanda is not sure if she can hold onto a single speck of light, and soon she comes to understand that some secrets are better left buried.

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5 Comments Add yours

    1. M. Ainihi says:

      Thanks so much Dani. I am glad you liked it!

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