Being bored can make it feel as if time is going slow or super fast. It can make it feel as though time has even topped completely. It can make you feel lost, even alone in a space of confusion with no destination. One other thing it can make you feel is that it can make you feel creative.
While you are lost in that empty plain of boredom, searching for a way out you might just stop to take a break, maybe you might even stop at a nice empty patch of grass in that boredom plain and look at the empty sky. But, up there, is a whole unused space full of creativity that hasn’t been put to use! Ideas, ideas that have been locked away, shot up into that sky of boredom. All you have to do is spread your wings and fly up to catch them!
Hold on, that was kind of weird…
Summary of that story is that any idea that you have had locked up can be turned into something great if you latch onto it, like a story! Story writing can be very simple! If you have a good idea all you need is a pen or pencil and a piece of paper, or a hundred pieces of paper…
To start off you should take your idea, whether it be fact or fiction, and outline it. Sprout smaller ideas from it and detail those, setting them in stone. Now, try to take those seedlings and turn them into thesis’s, or even a topic sentence, the beginning of your story. This will make it a lot easier to continue on with the story, as if you are now on training wheels, riding your bike of creativity into the distance!
By now you should be in the heart of your story, watching your seedlings grow into semi-sprouted flowers. Start to think of a climax, the peak of your story, the plot twist, the pièce de résistance. Make it seem like someone is reading as fast as you are writing, but you don’t want them to stop, so keep writing while making it more interesting and detailed.
Now, to top of your story with a cherry, the conclusion. This is the end, the final destination for your reader. For this, you don’t want to rush it. Your reader by now has gone through a great journey, so they want to be eased to a stop, not rushed, suddenly stopping, not knowing where they currently are. Once you’ve got it, that sprout is now a full grown flower of creativity. You have defeated your boredom!
So, are you bored?