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  • Welcome to the Create Your Own Adventure Challenge

    The Create Your Own Adventure Challenge has officially begun! Que fanfair. My co-host Nyatara (Maya from the Silicon Valley Sci-Fi Fantasy Writers Meetup) and I are super excited to have all of you he...

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    Posted Apr 2, 2019, 12:17:56 AM

  • Create Your Own Adventure Buddy Guide 2019

    Welcome to the Create Your Own Adventure Challenge! Here's a handy-dandy guide to help you make the most of the peer support system. By checking in with your buddy regularly, you can help motivate on...

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    Posted Mar 29, 2019, 10:16:48 PM

  • Create Your Own Adventure Challenge

    A few days ago, I shared my frustrations with Inktober and why I think artists and writers deserve a more flexible creative challenge. Today, I'm super excited to tell you more about our Create Your ...

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    Posted Mar 15, 2019, 10:17:35 PM

  • [Art and Writing Challenge] A challenge for the REST OF US

    Every year #Inktober happens I watch as my fellow artists take on the difficult task of attempting a new ink drawing every day for the month of October. For many years I just stood in the sidelines w...

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    Posted Mar 13, 2019, 2:09:57 AM

  • Earning XP for Challenges feature is (finally) here!

    A new Challenges feature was launched on PaperDemon bringing it closer to my vision of helping creatives become more awesome by gamifying creative growth. Over the past year we've hosted various chal...

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    Posted Mar 10, 2019, 11:44:14 PM

  • [18+] Doing it in the bushes roundup

    This post is for adults only.For the month of February we hosted our first erotic and adult themed creative challenge in several years called Doing It in the Bushes where artists depicted two or more ...

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    Posted Mar 9, 2019, 11:17:58 PM

  • Awkward Interviews

    An entrepreneur's tale of getting herself out there despite her social anxiety. One of my biggest fears has been that I'll end up spending all of my time building a great product and have no one to u...

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    Posted Feb 17, 2019, 9:33:56 PM

  • [Art Writing Challenge] Doing It In The Bushes

    This challenge is for adults only.For the first time in a long while we're going to do an erotic themed art challenge for the month of February. February is the month of Valentine's Day so it kinda ma...

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    Posted Jan 26, 2019, 10:27:23 PM

  • [Video] Achieve your artist goals FOR REALSIES

    What artistic goals do you have for yourself this year? Many people set New Year's resolutions for themselves in the new year but have trouble actually sticking with them and seeing them through. Che...

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    Posted Jan 23, 2019, 4:33:07 PM

  • Being a Creator with Depression

    Even as I typed the title of this, I realised that it could be read two ways; it could say that I am a Creator, who happens to have depression. But, it could also say that I am someone with Depression...

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    Posted Jan 20, 2019, 8:24:06 PM