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Writer's block can affect us all, but having a few tools in your arsenal to help move your writing projects along can make all the difference.  Check out these five tips on writing productivity that will have you tapping away...
Last March, we posted a Writing Wednesday on the topic of graphology – the field of handwriting analysis. The theory there is that the size, shape and spacing of one's handwriting can give away intimate personality details. But what...
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...
An author’s mind map or story outline can be a fascinating artifact to pour over and examine (especially if you’re a huge fan of the outlined work!). Not only can it allow you to see the story in a different light but it gives you a peak at the author’s writing process and how they were able to keep track of their story’s myriad events, characters, and timelines.
Establishing a new habit can be hard. Whether you really want to get into knitting, going to the gym or – yes – journalling, finding time for it in your busy schedule can be a challenge. New hobbies also suffer...
Name: Susan Reagan Age: 52 City/Town: Tremont, a wonderfully small and diverse historic neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. Places Travelled: Not every state in the United States yet, but it's a goal. I've also visited England, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Greece,...
If you've chosen a career as a writer, you may feel isolated as it's such a solo endeavour. But, no matter what you're going through – whether it's writer's block or an abundance of creativity – you're not alone. These...
In the past, we've espoused the many cognitive benefits of writing by hand, especially when it comes to taking notes in a meeting or lecture. But did you know the same scientific basis of these claims can also help improve...
If you haven't visited our social media recently, you might have missed out on seeing the great entries to this year's Pack Your Paperblanks contest. From exotic travels to tourism in their hometowns, entrants submitted a variety of envy-inducing vacation...
Happy birthday, Andy Warhol! In honour of what would've been the iconic pop artist's eighty-seventh birthday, we're taking a peek at one his favourite themes: lips. Lips, c. 1975 Silkscreen ink on paper, bound between marbleized paper covers in a sketchbook containing...