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Here on the Endpaper Blog we tend to separate our journalling articles from our writing articles. In reality, however, the two activities often go hand-in-hand. Keeping a journal can be an essential part of improving mental alertness and is...
After Collage-Artist Virginia Simpson-Magruder was profiled on our blog we received queries from our readers about how to create collages. Here, Virginia explains her personal technique and gives us tips on how to get started - with a Christmas...
The public has voted and the results are in for our Seize the Summer competition. Thank you to everyone who submitted entries and voted for their favourite #PaperblanksMoment. With over 1000 votes we are (pleasantly) overwhelmed by the number of people...
This week on Writing Wednesday, we are pleased to welcome Caroline from Culture Coverage as a guest blogger. Check out her tips for promoting your work (for free) below! You have overcome numerous setbacks and dedicated countless hours to perfecting...
A few Saturdays ago we looked at what art "is," but what about the people behind the art? The way one sees the role of the artist in society and culture can be as personal and subjective as the pieces...
Tonight we celebrate World Book Night, a UK-based initiative designed to encourage a love of reading in our increasingly digitised age. From book giveaways to "read-ins," there are numerous ways to celebrate World Book Night. Here at Paperblanks® we...
Every April is National Poetry Month here in North America, but the lessons learned from the poets among us can apply every day of the year. From Rumi to Dickinson, nearly every person who has put pencil to paper has mused...
Sometimes you're just on fire when writing – the ideas are flowing and your hands can barely keep up with your thoughts. Those are the writing moments you hope for, but for most writers this doesn't reflect the everyday experience. For...
For our "X Questions With" series, we're speaking with talented individuals from around the world who have inspired us with their creativity and passion. If you have a story to tell or someone you'd like to see profiled, let...
Darwin forever changed the way we perceive both nature and ourselves. Below we have an excerpt - a single page - from one of his famed research notebooks. (Of possible interest to Darwin-notebook enthusiasts: Paperblanks has created a journal...

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