Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

Our Writing Wednesday series is all about bringing you the best possible writing advice we can. But we know that we aren't the only resource out there, and so today we want to take the opportunity to showcase some other...
Literally. Like. Awesome. What do these three words have in common, other than making you sound like a "Valley Girl" when saying them all in a row? They are all so overused that they've been rendered meaningless. Yes, these are...
Update The Paperblanks® Journal Prompts App is now available for both Android and Apple! Download Paperblanks® Journal Prompts for Android Download Paperblanks® Journal Prompts for Apple We have been teasing it all summer and are thrilled to be able to officially announce...
A writer's work is never finished. When one draft is complete there are always revisions to make, and even after your work is published there can be a new edition or creative work calling your name. Because the writing process is...
We're nearing the end of October, which means it's almost National Novel Writing Month again! If you are preparing to tackle the 50,000 word challenge, you may be nervous about trying to keep motivated and come up with some...
Writing a novel in thirty days is an entirely different endeavour than simply writing a novel. In order to accomplish the goal of 1557 words per day (or 50,000 total), you need to schedule your writing in a way...
Finding our latest "Peek Insider," Maeve, was a truly serendipitous experience. A lifelong journaller and longtime Paperblanks fan, Maeve had even filled out an entry in her journal (before we got in touch) answering questions as if she was being...
Our Peek Inside… series takes a look inside people's personal journals to celebrate their imagination and inspire others. Send us an email if you have a project that you would like to be featured. This month we get an insider's...
There's a certain unpleasant stigma surrounding doodles. For whatever reason, they've gained a bad reputation as being "lazy," or the art of the untalented. Doodles, however, are exactly the opposite of that: They are the mark of a busy...
If there is one thing we consistently hear, it is that our journals are pretty darn beautiful. Unfortunately, this compliment is often followed up with a note about how the books are so gorgeous that they are intimidating to...

The Paperblanks Journal Prompts App

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