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How to Harness Your Boredom and Spark Creativity

When was the last time you were bored?

During my childhood, those who dared utter the forbidden phrase “I’m bored” were saddled with a chore or two (or three). Boredom is often viewed as idleness, and the solution is to fill that void with productivity.

What if I told you that, as a writer, boredom holds an advantage?

No one enjoys boredom, and we instinctively avoid the discomfort by searching for something to do. For writers and artists, this results in increased creativity. When a writer has nothing to occupy his attention, his imagination flourishes.

Continue reading my article on the Story Embers website.

-rj

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