fair warning: on block island or manhattan or in missouri, we can be a little salty
Write this and put it near your bed where you'll see it before you go to sleep.
Go to sleep.
Within three days you will have The Dream.
Even if you don't remember dreams, you will remember this one.
Mine was my favorite kind, a sort of espionage/travel/chase saga. It even had a name, The Persistent Passage (a pun referring apparently to both my flight and to a passage in a book—escapes of two sorts). I twice actually woke up, wrote parts of it down and fell back asleep and dreamed another chapter.