… is that my dreams are more engaging. I have watched movies and lived complete novels in my dreams. Most people cannot imagine how much fun that is. What you do during your waking hours affects your brain’s sleep time activity. If you read novels and watch movies, your mind does the same thing during sleep.
I have experienced this too, many times. Whole stories with lots of characters interacting; many of them I have never met before; some composites of people I already know; some people who are dead but still remembered. It is thrilling to dream like this, and I do think it can serve as a springboard for waking creative work too.