Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

It's hard to believe that another month has passed and 2013 is almost over! The October photos of Paperblanks® on Instagram had a distinctly autumn feel to them, with red leaves and warm fires setting the fall mood. Check...
  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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
If you're not familiar with Elyx, he is a stick figure drawn from the imagination of French media artist Yacine AIT KACI. Living here in Canada we had somehow missed this tiny phenomenon since his creation in 2011, so...

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