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Neil Gaiman: ‘the best way to come up with new ideas is to get really bored’

Does inspiration strike when you are bored? I remember making up intricate stories as a kid trapped at long school assemblies or endless services.

Neil Gaiman shared a key writing tip at The Guardian last week: “the best way to come up with new ideas is to get really bored.” The novelist has decided to take a break from social media to seek more of this personal time. Check it out:

Watching school plays was ideal, he continued. ”You have to sit there for hours and you can’t read or use a phone or check something on the web. I’ll come out afterwards thinking: ‘Did I just plot out an episode of Dr Who there? I think I did.’ “

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