Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

There are some people that a writer needs to have in his or her life. Do you need an unbiased editor? Yes! Do you need an audience? Yes! Do you need an agent? Well, that answer is more complicated. Like in...
The end of summer signals the beginning of a new school year and whether you are a student, a teacher or simply a life-long learner, developing better note-taking skills is always a useful endeavour. The key to taking really...
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...
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...
The #WhyIWrite hashtag first began trending in 2011, and as of March 2015 it hasn't shown any signs of slowing down. It can often be difficult to keep up with the most important conversations to join on social media...
  What makes a piece of writing "good"? Is it entirely subjective? After all, every writer has his or her fans so you can't please everyone, can you? Of course not, but when it comes to captivating readers and crafting prose that...
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...
One of the earliest figures of speech you are taught in school is the simile. A simple comparison using "like" or "as" to connect two seemingly different ideas, the simile may not have the apparent depth of a metaphor...
We are pleased to be able to bring back guest blogger (and freelance writer, editor and translator) Andrea Marvan for another Writing Wednesday. If you missed her first visit to the Endpaper Blog, please check out her post Writing...
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...

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