Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

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...
September is here, which means "back to school" for many people. But learning is lifelong, and students of all ages and walks of life can benefit from some simple note-taking strategies. Whether you're writing key takeaways from a lecture...
It's no secret that creative individuals often love to travel. But does creativity increase likelihood of travel, or vice versa? Perhaps unsurprisingly, visiting a new location or culture can actually have an augmenting effect on your levels of artistic...
We hate to be the ones you tell you, but summer is almost over. For many people, that means back-to-school is fast approaching. If you are making a new (school) year's resolution to study smarter, we are here to...
If you tell someone that you are a writer, they will no doubt be ready to offer you unsolicited opinions regarding story arcs or character development. If you actually ask for advice, this outpouring of "helpful" tips and suggestions is likely...
So you want to be a writer. What exactly does that mean? Do you have a story in your heart that you need to tell? Perhaps you get a thrill out of playing with different combinations of words to...
You know that autumn has arrived when lattes and leaves have replaced sunglasses and flowers as the most popular items to accompany our journals in Instagram photos tagged #Paperblanks. To celebrate the transition from summer to fall, we've collected...
With at least another month or two of cold weather left in this winter, you're still likely to find yourself stuck indoors for days at a time. If you've already visited every corner of the internet and binge-watched all...
There's no doubt that summer is officially here, as these Instagram photos show the Paperblanks® community enjoying lots of fun in the sun. Feathers, flowers and rays of sunshine feature prominently in our favourite Instagram pictures of the last...
It is no secret that we are big believers in Strunk and White's Elements of Style. But what other works are important reads for anyone looking to make a career out of writing? There are thousands of great examples of prose...

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