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Writing or Typing dreams?!
PostPosted: Fri 03 Nov, 2006  Reply with quote

What do you prefer, writing down or typing you dreams?
What's better? eh


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PostPosted: Fri 03 Nov, 2006  Reply with quote

Considering I have a broadband connection, a no-good firewall, and a mind to keep my dreams to myself, I prefer to write.

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PostPosted: Fri 03 Nov, 2006  Reply with quote

I prefer typing. Works faster for me and I wouldn┤t have the nerve to write it down all by hand. would take up too much time which I do not have these days.

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PostPosted: Fri 03 Nov, 2006  Reply with quote

I prefer typing. It's much easier for me to keep a dream journal on my computer.
However, I've decided to keep a piece of paper and a pen next to my bed so I can write them down the moment I wake up because I have a high chance of forgetting pieces of the dream. sadblauw


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PostPosted: Fri 03 Nov, 2006  Reply with quote

The second question was a difficult one to answer. Writing is good, if you are organised, and can live with writing dreams every day. It's entertaining, and improves your writing skills, which means you'll change your use of grammar, meaning you will think of more complex words to use. Why is this important? It will help your recall, as you will think harder about the event, and what words to describe the horror or the joy, etc. The disadvantage, is that it takes some time

On the computer, the process is quick, you can get comments on ld4all, and you might be motivated to keep a DJ, as you might have an online DJ on ld4all.

I type my dreams up, though i found out that writing your dreams is much more interesting, entertaining and useful, when i was on holiday. Sadly, i have no time to write them down.


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PostPosted: Fri 03 Nov, 2006  Reply with quote

I've been writing them down ... although if you were to look in my DJ it would have very few entries scattered all over the last year over 3 different months... hehe.

It's quite a pain writing them down as you wake up... I find i'm still exhausted and the last thing I want to have to do is mental/physical work at that time, but I know for me i'd forget my dream by the time my computer would load up/even if I moved to it... so no good for me atm to type it I have to write it out hehe no choice.

Speaking of type... if I get this ld guide it will have a DJ inside (with a useful feature that Alextanium told me about). You could use that if you wanted hehe...

~~it's probably best to write dreams out on paper in the morning ~ transfer to computer and re-read them/analyse them as you do that. I find my writing is terrible so this will be hard enough when the time comes for me lol!


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PostPosted: Sat 04 Nov, 2006  Reply with quote

Typing and writing, I work at about the same pace (typing may be slightly faster, and my fast-writing is cursive-chicken scratches only I can read lachtraan)

I dunno, I like to switch between the two, but eventually everything gets written in a nice new composition book and added to a nice growing stack of composition books ^^


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PostPosted: Sat 04 Nov, 2006  Reply with quote

I prefer to write mine down. I like to write, and I suck at typing. Thhat way I don't have to get up and go to the computer (the more I move, the more I wake up, and the less I remember) but it does take time. Which in the mornigs, I often don't have much of.

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PostPosted: Sat 04 Nov, 2006  Reply with quote

Definitely typing. Definitely. When I wake up in the morning, particularly if I'm suddenly awoken from a good dream, often my muscles are all limp and don't want to work properly, and because my dreams have a lot of detail in them, writing them out gives my hands a cramp after a while. Typing is much faster, much easier and far more agreeable with non-morning people.

Occasionally I have been known to write down notes of dreams by hand when I'm on holiday without my laptop handy, but whenever I do, my handwriting's terrible to read, and I'm so desperate to get it over with in as short a time as I can that I write it all in abbreviations and bad grammar, and it's atrocious to decipher later. I also end up leaving half the detail out, too, because it's too much effort to handwrite it.

So for me, typing. Always.


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PostPosted: Sat 04 Nov, 2006  Reply with quote

Well I have a written dream Journal, but typing in my opinion would be much more easier, however, I'm still sticking to the written dream journal. I started so I'm gonna continue.

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PostPosted: Sat 04 Nov, 2006  Reply with quote

I always scribble my dreams down in full in a paper notepad. Then later in the day I just copy them into my online DJs with just the odd spelling correction; but apart from that .. they are the same as I originally wrote them. (apart from the smilies )

Since I always rip up and throw away the original notes .....
my preference is to keep them in their typed form but to use pen and paper to originally record them.



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PostPosted: Sat 04 Nov, 2006  Reply with quote

I usually don't write anything at all. I'm way to lazy for that. If anything, I just jot down the beginning in note form, the middle, and the end.

I prefer typing my dreams.


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PostPosted: Sat 04 Nov, 2006  Reply with quote

Hmmm... I prefer writing because I can't type fast in greek

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PostPosted: Sat 04 Nov, 2006  Reply with quote

wissam wrote:
The second question was a difficult one to answer. Writing is good, if you are organised, and can live with writing dreams every day. It's entertaining, and improves your writing skills, which means you'll change your use of grammar, meaning you will think of more complex words to use. Why is this important? It will help your recall, as you will think harder about the event, and what words to describe the horror or the joy, etc. The disadvantage, is that it takes some time
Why won't this be the case when you type it down actually? What makes writing it down so different from typing in this point? If I would write them down instead of typing, I would probably write them in Dutch, but if not I would probably write them down in the same way.

If I only write them down it gets a bit messy. Sometimes I remember another part of a dream that happened before the place where I'm writing at that moment. If I'm typing I can just place it on the right place, but if I'm writing it down that would be a little harder. When reading dreams back, it is better to follow when I typed it down. I do like to have a paper version, because I can read those any time I want as long as I have my DJ with me. I prefer reading texts on paper over reading texts on the computer, so that's why I sometimes print my dreams.

Another things it that when you write it down it might be harder to search for a specific dream. For example if I know there is snow in it I can search with Ctrl+F on "snow" if I typed it. I'm not able to do that when I'm writing it down.

I write it down in Dutch keywords. Maybe it are not exactly keywords, but it aren't complete sentences either. It is just for me to remember the dream well enough to type it. Occasionally I also write it down in Dutch. I collect all of them in the same document, so there are a few Dutch ones right after the same dream written down in English.


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PostPosted: Sat 04 Nov, 2006  Reply with quote

SD (Still_Dreaming) wrote:
Hmmm... I prefer writing because I can't type fast in greek


You write your dreams in your native language? I write and type them all in English... I don't know why but it would just sound silly to me if my dreams were written in Croatian


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