Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

In a recent two-part Peek Inside article, we helped Laura upgrade her current journalling style to make her notebook pages more visually appealing. One great way to improve the overall look of your journal entries is to add a...
Searching for that perfect word or phrase to use in your writing can be a frustrating endeavour. The thesaurus isn't turning up anything that quite captures what you're trying to express and you know the perfect word choice is just...
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson It's hard to believe, but the eve of 2015 is upon us. Whether or not you habitually make resolutions for the new...
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...
Here on the Endpaper Blog we tend to separate our journalling articles from our writing articles. In reality, however, the two activities often go hand-in-hand. Keeping a journal can be an essential part of improving mental alertness and is...
National Novel Writing Month kicks off November 1st with its annual challenge: Write a 50,000 word novel before December arrives. What began in 1999 with a small group of 21 writers in the San Francisco Bay area is now...
A proper bookshelf is a necessity for any book lover, but that doesn't mean this standard piece of furniture has to be boring. We've rounded up ten of the coolest bookcases from around the web to celebrate the innovative...
What's that they say about the road to hell? Oh right, it's paved with New Year's Resolutions. It seems that every year we vow to do things better, make healthier lifestyle choices and just all-around succeed. And come every February...
Who says the life of a writer has to be a serious one? These ten authors have taken great joy in the sometimes painful aspects of choosing the writing life. On the Freelance Life "The dubious privilege of a freelance writer...
Just because a character appears in a work of fiction, it doesn't necessarily mean he or she doesn't exist (to some extent) in the real world. Some of the most famous, or in these cases infamous, literary characters are...

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