Inspiring Creativity

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Today we celebrate what would have been the 128th birthday of controversial literary figure D.H. Lawrence. Or, can we really say 'celebrate'? This is, after all, an author who had only one positive obituary. Celebration or not, there is...
This Sunday is International Literacy Day, an annual event held September 8th to raise people's awareness of and concern for literacy issues around the world. This date was first claimed for the promotion of literacy by UNESCO (the United...
Tomorrow is Mary Shelley’s birthday, and we’ve decided to fête the famous author by getting a head start on Hallowe’en and defending the top five misunderstood monsters in literature. Mary Shelley, the daughter of feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft, wrote...
Ray Bradbury wrote complex cautionary tales about society and morality, disguised as science fiction. Though many of his most influential works are now decades old, the lessons and warnings within are timeless. Today, on what would have been his...
While there is no one answer to penning the next great novel, there are definitely some similarities in the writing habits of successful authors. No surprise here: Writing takes work. And though it may seem overwhelming to be faced...
With voice recorders and keyboards available on every cell phone, the need to jot down quick notes is being eliminated. What was once the language of private detectives, reporters and historians is now relegated to the courtroom and with...
Hermine Reidinger and Michael Sardelic are Austrian artists who specialise in creating floating art also known as mobiles.  When creating their mobiles they like to focus on key topics like love and life.  Hermine and Michael contacted us in...
As readers may know, we're "book people" here at Paperblanks - we've always treated the physical book as an art piece and a thing of beauty. So naturally we're fascinated by the debates and discussions and stats surrounding e-books...
Here's a new reason to appreciate William Wordsworth's poetry.  Professors at Lancaster University in the UK are now using the great romantic writer's poetry to teach managers and entrepreneurs about business. According to English professor Simon Bainbridge, Wordsworth "can...
Through one-on-one mentoring and creative writing workshops, WriteGirl encourages girls to develop their creative talents in the literary arts. In workshops and mentoring sessions, young women are provided with the means to explore writing in all genres and forms. One...