Hello all! I would like to take this opportunity to pick the brains of all fiction writers. I want to know, what is it generally like for you when you come up with a story? Reason being, I have been having this reoccurring dream about a woman and a man who are destined to b e together. Their names are Kathleen and Edric. I am not a writer. I am a college student majoring in Communications/ Public Relations. I have always had a rather imaginative and creative mind. My mother has been telling me to “get back in the box” since I was a child because I would often let my imagination wander and forget about reality. The only reason I had thought about writing this down is so I can get it out of my head. Kathleen and Edric have literally become the voices in my head. Their faces and adventures have consumed my brain and it is all I can think about to plot out how their story ends. Their story has become so detailed and intertwined that it dates all the way back to their great grandparents. I can see it all so vividly; it is as if I am watching a movie, narration and all. The whole nine yards! Now my question is, Is this just a dream? Does everyone experience this? Do I have the beginnings of a novel on my hands? What is the process like for those of you have already gone through it?