Whenever Petit has an interesting dream, whether it's a regular dream or a lucid dream, she immediately writes it down. This dream-writing process helps her to remember more of a dream's segments. Even if this author doesn't use the dream in her current novel, she may use it in a future one. Writing down examples of dreams also allows this author to see how the dream elements work together. She can then better create realistic dreams within her novels, as well as connections between a protagonist's reality and dreams.