Tzivia Gover on Dreaming and Writing
From the Write-minded Podcast, Hosted by Brooke Warner and Grant Faulkner
Write-minded: Weekly Inspiration for Writers is currently in its fourth year. We are a weekly podcast for writers craving a unique blend of inspiration and real talk about the ups and downs of the writing life. Hosted by Brooke Warner of She Writes and Grant Faulkner of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), each theme-focused episode of Write-minded features an interview with a writer, author, or publishing industry professional.
This week’s episode considers the intersection between dreaming and writing and how to harness not dreaming per se, but the midnight mind. The midnight mind speaks to a kind of liminal state where we can be more open, more creative, less blocked—and Tzivia Gover’s interview and new book are encouraging to writers and authors around writing for writing’s sake, and not only for publication and outcome. There’s much to unpack this week as we settle into the joy of writing, accessing more subconscious creative states, and thinking about how our dreams are sources of creativity for us whether we remember them or not.
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Tzivia Gover is the author of several books including The Mindful Way to a Good Night’s Sleep and Joy in Every Moment. She is the education director of the Institute for Dream Studies, and the founder of Dreaming on the Page classes and workshops. She teaches programs internationally, domestically and online about dreams, mindfulness, and writing. Tzivia is a Certified Dreamwork Professional, a Certified Proprioceptive Writing instructor, and she has an MFA from Columbia University in creative nonfiction. She writes and dreams in western Massachusetts.