Thursday, April 18, 2019

Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

'Tis the season of indulgent drinks, family-sized feasts and tasty baked goods, and fitness tends to take a backseat. During the cold winter months it's easy to fall out of a healthy routine, as the temptation of staying indoors...
To celebrate our 25th anniversary, we're giving away 25 journals! We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who entered our #Paperblanks25 competition and who has supported us over the years. We absolutely love creating Paperblanks journals and...
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...
Today marks the 144th anniversary of the American Philological Association. Founded by "professors, friends and patrons of linguistic science," the APA is dedicated to the study of ancient languages, literature and civilisations. In honour of such a noble endeavour,...
In time for the release of Steven Spielberg's movie about Abraham Lincoln, we wanted to share with you this diary entry from Monday, April 24th, 1865. In the entry the writer, a minister who also happened to be famed...
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...
It's already the beginning of September and, while it may not technically be autumn yet, there is a chill in the air that you cannot deny. Rather than bemoaning the end of yet another summer, let's celebrate the creative inspiration that the...
We've always loved to travel here at Paperblanks and our enthusiasm for visiting new places has been shown in our #PaperblanksTraveller series. From our first post in October 2012 through the end of 2015, this series spotlighted snapshots of...
If you are an aspiring writer, it might be tempting to skip the professional editing route to save some money. Using a book-loving friend, relative or coworker as a proofreader can seem like an easy and cost-efficient decision when...
When you're an aspiring writer trying to get your first manuscript published, the last piece of advice you want to hear is, "Don't worry, you just have to pay your dues like everyone else." But the truth is, most...

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