Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

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...
Part of the fun of taking a really great vacation is reflecting on the memories you've made. We're all for living in the moment but that doesn't mean you can't set aside some time to take notes. The beauty...
With Halloween just past and fall still in full swing there remain lots of reasons to feel spooky. And for those who relish this feeling, there’s no better activity than settling into a gripping thriller on a cold and...
It's no secret that the English language is more than a little difficult to learn. With seemingly more exceptions to rules than actual rules themselves, English is one of the most frustrating languages to try and master. The playwright...
Struggling with your goals for the new year? Try turning them into habits and before you know it, they'll be as much a part of your routine as that morning cup of coffee. We all have habits we carry out every...
Warning! Movie Spoilers Below! For centuries journalling has helped many a great mind to sort through their thoughts and ideas. In cinema, journalling can serve as an invaluable tool for gaining insight into the inner psyche of the protagonist, allowing...
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott Have you ever heard the saying "You can't pour from an empty cup"? Everyone is so busy these days and with to-do lists...
Darwin forever changed the way we perceive both nature and ourselves. Below we have an excerpt - a single page - from one of his famed research notebooks. (Of possible interest to Darwin-notebook enthusiasts: Paperblanks has created a journal...
George S. Patton was a larger-than-life WWII General famed for both his accomplishments as a commander as well as his colorful and strong personality. But despite these things he was considered politically unskilled. Below we've found an entry from his...
I don't know about you, but I love filling out surveys. Ever since I received my first guided journal as a young child, fill-in-the-blank activities have served as ideal jumping-off points to get my creative juices flowing. And it...

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