Raymond Duke

Raymond Duke

October 31, 2022

Idle hands are the devil's playthings.


People are often surprised to hear Raymond used to be a bad boy.


How bad?


Well, as a teenager, I ended up attending five different high schools, getting into fights, stealing, drinking, ditching classes, experimenting with drugs, and a wide range of criminal activities I regret.


Looking back, I can attribute my misbehavior to two things:


  • Too much free time
  • Too little to


Basically, I was bored.


Being bored isn’t fun and you should think about this when you’re writing.


Because if your readers are bored, they’ll stop reading.


So how can you avoid being a boring writer?


Learn how to avoid boredom in real life.


Specifically, some things you can do:


  • Express an interest in new ideas
  • Pay more attention to details
  • Be aware of the people around you
  • Share your personal experiences, feelings, and ideas


Overall, you want to learn how to avoid boredom.


Because as the saying goes:


If you’re bored, you’re boring.


And if you’re bored, your writing and readers will be bored too.


Raymond Duke