Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

Having trouble setting some attainable goals for this new year? Feeling a lack of inspiration going into 2017? Check out these ten famous resolutions below for inspiration, or at the very least, a chuckle. 1) Susan Sontag, writer "Kindness, kindness, kindness. I want...
The field of handwriting analysis, referred to as "graphology," is often debunked as being pseudo-science. But that cynicism about its accuracy is exactly what has made it a popular and controversial topic of conversation for centuries. In our digital...
We all know that setting goals is a great way to stay focused and motivated, but have you ever tried setting intentions? The start of the month is an ideal opportunity to reflect on what's just past and the goals...
We hate to be the ones you tell you, but summer is almost over. For many people, that means back-to-school is fast approaching. If you are making a new (school) year's resolution to study smarter, we are here to...
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...
The concept of spontaneous writing to loosen up your flow is nothing new. In 1953 Jack Kerouac even wrote down the "essentials" of this style, in an attempt to explain to Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs how he...
If you're going to be in North America this year, chances are the Brooklyn-based Sketchbook Project will be coming to a city near you! Now, just what is the Sketchbook Project, you ask? Well... What is the Sketchbook Project? From www.SketchbookProject.com: We are...
If the opening line of your novel is incredibly important because it's what entices readers to read the rest of the book, then the closing line is even more weighty as it's what convinces them to seek out your other...
Name: Sarah Todd Taylor Age: 42 Hometown: Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales Occupation: Higher Education Places: I have lived in Yorkshire and Wales and have visited Florence, Barcelona and Berlin. In the United Kingdom, I have stayed in Scotland, Derbyshire, the Lake District and Dartmoor. I...
After Collage-Artist Virginia Simpson-Magruder was profiled on our blog we received queries from our readers about how to create collages. Here, Virginia explains her personal technique and gives us tips on how to get started - with a Christmas...

The Paperblanks Journal Prompts App

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