Sunday, August 9, 2020

Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

We all know the importance of knowing your audience when crafting a story. But what if you are writing for children; how can you possibly relate? Well, the good news is that some of the most successful children's book...
One of the biggest enemies of creativity is logic. Okay, maybe this is an extreme statement, but the truth is that the more you think about your art, the less naturally you feel it. If you are finding it...
Q: What did the duck say to the bartender? A: Put in on my bill. Some jokes are better than others. Whether you are aiming to write the next The Importance of Being Earnest or Blazing Saddles, or simply looking add some lighter elements...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
January – Challenge Your Creativity January is International Creativity Month, so why not start the year off by trying something new? Get creative this month by working with a new genre or style of writing. Even if you don't make a...

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