Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

Sometimes it's not the inside of the sketchbook that is of interest, but the art created by the form of the book itself! We've rounded up three of our favourite examples of public art inspired by books to inspire you...
Cultivating a positive attitude doesn't cost any money or take up lots of your time. What you'll find with a lot of these reasons to start is that the positive benefits often have a knock-on effect, with one positive outcome...
On a recent Writing Wednesday, in an effort to provide hope to all those writers struggling to be published, we highlighted four of the harshest rejection letters some extremely successful authors have received. But what if you can't even...
Sometimes at the Endpaper Blog we get the unique opportunity to offer a platform to creative writers and journallers from around the world. Today, we are happy to be sharing this thought-provoking infographic from Invaluable.com, an online art auction...
Building a rich and fully realised world for your next novel can seem like a daunting task. Not only do you have to worry about a little thing called "plot," the people and places that surround the main story...
Using a sketchbook to work on drafts for a larger art project is a clear usage choice for such a book. However, sketches can go beyond the artistic realm, as these pages uncovered from notebooks belonging to the legendary...
Though it's currently unseasonably cool here in Vancouver, today is still the first full day of summer and that's worth celebrating! The days are at their longest, meaning there is extra time for writing. So whether you're working on...
Criticism, whether it's constructive or disparaging, can hurt. Unfortunately a harsh reality of being an author, especially an aspiring-to-be-published one, is that you are going to receive more than your fair share of it. We can offer all the encouraging...
UPDATE: We're keeping the first round of submissions open a bit longer to allow for more entries to come in. So if you haven't already submitted your plot idea, it's not too late! We will debut our first ever #MyPaperblanksMovie on...

The Paperblanks Journal Prompts App

Hundreds of creative prompt ideas that can be used with your favourite writing journal or sketchbook.