PASSION! The big P of creative writing.

Behold, creative writing duckettes! The three Ps that will keep you going through the tough times. Patience, perseverance and passion. Sadly not one of them is coated in chocolate. But that could easily be arranged. Patience. Easy peasy. All this means is that we simply have to patient with ourselves. We have to give ourselves time to learn. Sounds like a…

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Sing, fish, sing! Creating quirky characters in fiction

Hello ducksters! This week in class we looked at character. It’s a HUGE topic. Everyone had loads to say, especially me. I didn’t get through half the material I wanted to cover. I didn’t even have time to eat a cupcake. And there were cupcakes. And mini muffins. Lemon butter biscuits. Homemade banana bread. Hold on. What I mean to say…

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video: Handmade books. How to make a gorgeous eight-pager.

Looking for a project to spark some picture book ideas or get you into the visual zone? This might help. Also, watch out for my ten top tips at the end of the video. 🙂

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In which we talk about ‘voice’.

Hello, duckies. Hear the bell? Class began last Tuesday night (Feb 2). Oh my goodness, it was awesome! I could literally hear the brains buzzing. Or maybe that was my brain. Or the cicadas. No matter. For those of you who couldn’t join us, here is an excerpt from the Official Course Notes. Posh, hey?…

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