Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

We're well on our way to the end of November and if you're still on track to complete 1667 words a day,  give yourself a pat on the back! Completing the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenge can be...
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...
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 don't refer to our journals as "companions" for nothing – when you get into the habit of daily writing, a journal can function as a confidant, co-conspirator and encouraging friend. Writing down your private thoughts, as opposed to...
It's one of the most heart-breaking personal diary entries we've ever read - but also, in it's way, a testament to the immensity of Teddy Roosevelt's love for his wife Alice. On February 14th, 1884 - not only Valentine's Day...
Writers like Quentin Tarantino and Neil Gaiman are known for being on at forefront of cutting-edge cinema and literature, but that doesn't necessarily mean they can't be a little bit old-fashioned, too. They are also writers who are vocal...
As readers and writers, we often are so focussed on the words of a story that we overlook the small little marks that give them meaning – the punctuation. After all, had I chosen anything other than an en...
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...
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...
For the past four years, Justin Samgar has been writing and performing poetry on demand for media, brands and events with his own company, PoetryPusher. These poems and lyrics are used for columns, event reports, special occasions, shows, product...

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