Saturday, November 16, 2019

Arts & Culture

What’s happening in the wider world of art and culture.

You may be surprised to see that this post is about commas, apostrophes and quotation marks. And yes, there are trickier punctuation mark selection decisions out there, like whether to use a hyphen or en dash, or colon or...
Taking that first step toward your writing career can feel pretty daunting, especially if you aren't surrounded by fellow struggling creatives. And if you do manage to get your book published, there is no guarantee that a legion of...
From Roald Dahl to the American election, a wide variety of influences can be found in the new words added to the Oxford English Dictionary this past year. If you've been holding off on including popular slang like "YOLO" in...
Sunday, September 25th marks the first day of this year's Banned Books Week. Why should you care? After all, books aren't banned in today's society, are they? We have the freedom to read anything we want, by any author...
Le Gascon Mystique Our cover design reproducing a binding attributed to Le Gascon Rather than a history lesson, think of this post as a wish list of future Paperblanks artwork. The ten bookbinders below have all made major contributions to their...
We've discussed the importance of planning ahead and plot outlining here on the Endpaper Blog, but never before have we taken a look at diagramming individual sentences! The art of sentence diagramming was created in 1847 by Chicago schoolmaster S.W....
We love libraries because they are home to books. And when said books are also home to libraries? Well, that's even better! Libraries turn up as settings, even as characters themselves, in works of art more often than you would think....
Is this the spring you plan to get into poetry? It's never too late to develop a new writing skill, but it can feel a bit overwhelming when diving into an entirely new creative writing world. To help get...
You have written something you are really proud of. You want the rest of the world to read it, too. Great! So, how to go about getting it out there? There are two routes to publishing – the traditional publishing houses...
The backbone of our journals and books is a Smyth sewn binding. Widely recognised as the highest-quality binding available in today's market, Smyth sewn refers to a classic style of bookmaking in which the signatures (sheets of paper folded into...