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Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

If you're not familiar with Elyx, he is a stick figure drawn from the imagination of French media artist Yacine AIT KACI. Living here in Canada we had somehow missed this tiny phenomenon since his creation in 2011, so...
When it comes to writing, you want to stand out. For starters, you definitely don't want to be accused of plagiarism – but even beyond that, creating your own voice distinguishes you from other authors, bringing readers your way...
Well it's official – 2016 is a thing of the past. A fresh mindset is the perfect way to get a fresh start in the new year, and what better way to accomplish that than by setting some goals? ...
Our A Peek Inside... series is made up of articles that take a look inside different people's personal journals in an effort to celebrate the person's creativity and inspire others. If you have a project that you would like...
It's almost 2013 and so we wanted to share this neat look at the past. The following diary entry comes from a member of a household in 1877 Mackay, Queensland in Australia. It's made up of two sketches that...
Another month has gone by, meaning we've collected our favourite photos tagged with #Paperblanks on Instagram. Check them out below! As always, let us know your favourites or if you think we’ve missed a great shot by commenting below...
If you tell someone that you are a writer, they will no doubt be ready to offer you unsolicited opinions regarding story arcs or character development. If you actually ask for advice, this outpouring of "helpful" tips and suggestions is likely...
Criticism, whether it's constructive or disparaging, can hurt. Unfortunately a harsh reality of being an author, especially an aspiring-to-be-published one, is that you are going to receive more than your fair share of it. We can offer all the encouraging...
“Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby author makes a good point – excessive exclamation point use can end up undermining your writing. But what...
Our Peek Inside… series takes a look inside people's personal journals to celebrate their creativity and inspire others. Send us an email if you have a project that you would like to be featured. This month we talked to Caroline...

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