So I'm typically a lucid dreamer. When I dream there are almost always at least two streams of consciousness going: the dream and my reflection on the dream. And most of my dreams are excruciatingly boring and endlessly monotonous -- typically I'm at work, I'm shopping, or I'm driving around a campground. Put the two together and sleep is pretty exhausting.
But every once in a while it gets interesting.
Albeit in a boring way.
On Saturday night I was dreaming, and I don't recall the main body of the dream, but one point there was an interjection. An older person, wise and experienced, with a voice like a genderless Statler or Waldorf. the person was on a balcony with red curtains, and sat to me, while gesturing with a pen, "Write with MOPLO!"
(Both O's are long, incidentally.)
The dream state part of me understood it as an acronym and, moreover, took it to heart as sound advice.
The part of my mind that was reflecting on the dream was so confused it woke me up so I could try to figure out what on earth MOPLO might stand for. And, in all candor, I couldn't stop thinking about it and never really got back to sleep.
So, I want to pass along this same advice all my writer friends: Write with MOPLO!
But then I want to ask all of you out there...
The best I've been able to come up with is this:
Write with More Power / Less Obfuscation.
Sound advice, to be sure, and I'm trying to take that to heart.
Any other ideas?