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As a lucid dreamer, there are limitless possibilities dreams only bounded by the imagination of the dreamer. In this respect, normal dreaming is akin to playing the lottery for what you dream about. You might dream about being trapped in a Stephen King nightmare or be reminded of that ex-lover who broke your heart. Lucid dreaming allows the dreamer to transcend the seemingly random pattern of dreams. Here are a few experiences with dreams that have inspired interesting results. Mary Shelly, 19th century novelist, became inspired to write the first transcript for Frankenstein after awaking from a dream. Paul McCartney is no stranger to dreams; he wrote the entire melody for the Beatles’ hit “Yesterday” after a vivid dream. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it is the most covered song by other bands with more than 3,000 versions.