How Daydreaming Makes You A Better Writer – Van Ditthavong

Film Courage: Van, can we talk about your life as a daydreamer? I understand that daydreaming is very important to your creative process. What was daydreaming like for you when you were a kid? What is it like for you now?

Van Ditthavong, Filmmaker/Photographer: I don’t know, I always thought you grow up and get in trouble for daydreaming and things like that. But sometimes you just can’t help but stare outside the window and let your mind go. I remember as a kid, you just do it. Everyone daydreams until they are told not to I think. I wish we could nourish that more and I think it could be harnessed…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

   


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