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Famous Diaries: Inside Dieter Roth’s Colourfully Explosive Diaries

The Swiss artist Dieter Roth was a dedicated keeper of journals – both analog and digital. In the spring of 2013, his personal written...

Famous Diaries: At the Movies

Handwritten drafts and early manuscripts don't necessarily end as published pieces of literature. As we saw with a recent post on concept art, sometimes...

Famous Diaries: 4 Historic Figures Get Personal

The great thing about keeping a diary is having a judgement-free outlet for your innermost feelings. As you can see from the four examples...

Famous Diaries: Nicholas II Celebrates the Birth of Alexei

In the summer of 1904, Empress Alexandra ("Alix") of Russia gave birth to a baby boy. Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich (known as Alexei) was the...

Famous Diaries: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Civil Rights Letters

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is just around the corner (January 20th), and this month is an important time to honour his hard work...

Famous Diaries: Beatrice Wood’s Line-a-Day Diary

Beatrice Wood was an American artist and potter and the partial inspiration behind the character of Rose in James Cameron's Titanic. From 1930 to...

Famous Diaries: Mark Twain’s Naming Journal

Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, was not an author opposed to getting creative when naming his characters. No surprise here – how many "Huckleberry"s...

Famous Diaries: “Writing of the Insane”

Today, if someone were to publish a collection of writings and drawings of patients suffering from mental illness, calling it On the Writing of...
Source: The Victorian Lady

Famous Diaries: Oscar Wilde’s Guided Journal

I don't know about you, but I love filling out surveys. Ever since I received my first guided journal as a young child, fill-in-the-blank...
Via: The British Library Online Gallery

Famous Diaries: Edward VI’s Childhood Diary

When Henry VIII died in 1547 at age fifty-five, the effect on England was monumental and forever changed the course of history for the...

The Paperblanks Journal Prompts App

Hundreds of creative prompt ideas that can be used with your favourite writing journal or sketchbook.