Saturday, July 4, 2020

Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

Sometimes a really amazing, unique and conceptual idea for a project will just come to you. Other times, however, you may be left waiting for inspiration to strike or trying in vain to hear what the muse is saying...
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...
If it seems difficult to fit all your ideas into one novel, then writing a short story feels like an impossible hurdle. However, if you are celebrating National Short Story Month or taking part in the Story-a-Day Challenge, you...
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...
This Saturday is World Compliment Day, an international celebration of positivity and promoting the self-esteem of others. Sounds like a pretty easy (not to mention wonderful) event in which to participate, right? Well, if you've ever been the recipient...
It would be easy to believe that fiction writing and journal writing are mutually exclusive endeavours, but as the writers below have so eloquently put it – that's definitely not the case. Journals can of course be places to...
We all know the importance of knowing your audience when crafting a story. But what if you are writing for children; how can you possibly relate? Well, the good news is that some of the most successful children's book...
If you ever have trouble explaining what exactly your life as an artist entails or just why it is you do what you do, look no further. The world's most creative minds have spent centuries trying to put words...
The great part about being an aspiring writer is that advice and inspiration are never too far away. Writing is an art as old as time, and over the centuries those who call themselves "writers" have taken to philosophising...
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...

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