Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

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...
It's one thing to look at examples of now-published writers who survived rejection (see Writing Wednesday: 4 Famous Rejections) and another thing completely to try and apply these tales of perseverance to your own setbacks. Dealing with critics (and even...
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...
We are excited to announce that we are officially launching our Endpaper Blog newsletter today! We'll be sending a weekly digest of what's been happening on the blog (plus some exclusive newsletter-only content, too) so you can stay in...
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...
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...
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...
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 life of a writer can be hard. Whether you are struggling to "make it" while balancing your regular job with your writing, or if have found some success but now must focus on maintaining it, the lack of...
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...

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