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  • [Art Writing Challenge] Sketches and Drabbles June 2019

    I trust you have fully recovered from our marathon challenge, Create Your Own Adventure. Now it's time to kick things off again. Wait, what's that? Hey, no groaning allowed! I promise this challenge i...

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    Posted Jun 16, 2019, 7:22:25 PM

  • Company and community values

    Several months back we hosted a rather productive community meet up on discord in which we discussed what our community and company values are. It was very important to me to get input from the commun...

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    Posted Jun 12, 2019, 11:10:24 PM

  • Developer update May 2019

    The community has spoken about how important transparency is to us. In the spirit of that I am going to try and post a quarterly developer update to let you all know about the progress on PaperDemon.c...

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    Posted May 31, 2019, 4:29:54 PM

  • 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