Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

One of the biggest enemies of creativity is logic. Okay, maybe this is an extreme statement, but the truth is that the more you think about your art, the less naturally you feel it. If you are finding it...
No, this isn't a challenge to craft a tale with a multitude of characters with unique personalities. It's the even bigger challenge of telling a fully realised story using only 140 characters (as in letters, punctuation and spaces combined). Truly...
A need to express one's self, a desire to entertain, a call to expose a certain truth – these are all reasons why people take to pen and paper. Whether you believe, as Joseph Epstein opined in a 2002...
Every December, various publications around the world submit their "Word of the Year." From the Oxford Dictionary to The Local (Germany's English-language news source), organisations hope to offer up one word that best sums up the year that was....
We've reached the halfway point of 2014, and what better way to acknowledge this milestone than by celebrating some of the best, most creative Paperblanks® photos we saw on Instagram this past month? Check out the shots below, then...
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...
Writers often like to wax eloquent on their craft. Sometimes, though, they just want to get real. We've rounded up some of the straightest talk on writing that we could find. From harsh-but-helpful advice to jaded-but-honest raisons d'être, these quips...
The professional life of a writer can often feel ill-defined, especially when compared to friends and family working regular nine-to-five jobs. Not having a clear beginning and end to the day can make setting goals difficult, and if you're...
There is a certain amount of editing that goes hand-in-hand with the writing process. But the biggest changes usually come once the first draft is complete and, ideally, you run it by your editor. However, if you are not in...
If your New Year's resolution is to get more organised, then you've come to the right place. Obviously, we're believers that using a daily planner is an important part of staying on track, but keeping a busy life in...

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