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We often hear of the importance of keeping to a routine. This is, however, particularly true for creatives who stick to their unique routines in preparation for creativity to strike. No one knows when a spark of an idea will...
Writers often like to wax eloquent on their craft. Sometimes, though, they just want to get real. We've rounded up some of the straightest talk on writing that we could find. From harsh-but-helpful advice to jaded-but-honest raisons d'être, these quips...
It's hard to believe that another month has passed and 2013 is almost over! The October photos of Paperblanks® on Instagram had a distinctly autumn feel to them, with red leaves and warm fires setting the fall mood. Check...
"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."                                                ...
The Wednesday curse of "hump day" doesn't apply just to office workers but to anyone trying to make it through the monotony of the week. If you find your creativity lagging mid-week, you're not alone. Break through the dreaded...
Today, if someone were to publish a collection of writings and drawings of patients suffering from mental illness, calling it On the Writing of the Insane would probably be taken pretty offensively. Published in 1870, however, George Mackenzie Brown's...
Having trouble setting some attainable goals for this new year? Feeling a lack of inspiration going into 2017? Check out these ten famous resolutions below for inspiration, or at the very least, a chuckle. 1) Susan Sontag, writer "Kindness, kindness, kindness. I want...
It is no secret that we are big believers in Strunk and White's Elements of Style. But what other works are important reads for anyone looking to make a career out of writing? There are thousands of great examples of prose...
For a recent X Questions With post we spoke with Italian fashion designer and Lamperti Milano founder Erika Lamperti. It was so inspiring to get a peek inside her fashion sketchbooks and see how the design translates from the page...
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...

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