Saturday, August 15, 2020

Creativity & Inspiration

Articles to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

The pros and cons of freelance writing can look remarkably similar. Pro: You're your own boss. Con: Nobody is watching out for your deadlines, finding you assignments or making sure you get paid a working wage. If you love to...
There is a certain amount of editing that goes hand-in-hand with the writing process. But the biggest changes usually come once the first draft is complete and, ideally, you run it by your editor. However, if you are not in...
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...
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...
If you are like us, you appreciate everything you can find online but have never really considered how it got here. This can be especially true for eBooks. We know who wrote them originally, and possibly even the name of the...
An interesting plot may entice someone to pick up your book, but it's the characters you create that will keep readers coming back for more. A character is the reader's connection to the storyline: the eyes and ears through which...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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