Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

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're taking a look...
A recent article in the New York Times explored the possible reasons Emily Dickinson may have had for jotting down the original drafts of her poems on pocket-sized envelopes. Seeing the tiny scraps of paper Dickinson used to craft...
Name: Sarah Louise Boulton Age: 31 City/Town: Manchester Country: UK Places Travelled: Andalusia, Paris, Portugal, Rome, Tuscany, Verona, New York, Boston, Mystic, CT and San Francisco Places Lived: London and Liverpool Music: I’m a Soul baby Important People: My family and close friends Occupation: Half Marketing Manager,...
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt -Sylvia Plath That may be all well and good for Sylvia Plath to say, but what about the rest of us who aren't yet enshrined in literary lore? How can the aspiring writers among...
November may only have thirty days, but Paperblanks® users seem to have been extra busy over the past month. In fact, there were so many great photos of our journals on Instagram in November that we couldn't choose only...
Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, was not an author opposed to getting creative when naming his characters. No surprise here – how many "Huckleberry"s do you know in real life? So when, in the spring of 1884, he put...
Last week on Writing Wednesday we spoke about the importance of getting physical when battling writer's block. It's not just physical fitness, however, that is important in boosting your brain power. Keeping your mind active and pushing your thoughts...
Paul Octavious is a photographer, designer and Lost super fan. His book collection not only details when and where he created the sculptures, but when thoughtfully rearranged also counts out those fateful numbers of the hit TV show. Check out...
On a recent Writing Wednesday, in an effort to provide hope to all those writers struggling to be published, we highlighted four of the harshest rejection letters some extremely successful authors have received. But what if you can't even...
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...

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