Writing nonfiction for kids

One of the things I love most about working in this industry is the people I get to meet and hang out with—people who are talented and generous and spirited and nine times out of ten just as loopy as I am (I mean that in the nicest possible way). Tania McCartney is definitely one…

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Publishing industry etiquette

IMPORTANT MISSIVE TO POTENTIAL DUCKETTES Or: A quick note from my studio. If you have this note you obviously follow the girl and duck blog. But are you also an Official Card Carrying Duckette? What I mean is, do you subscribe to girl and duck? I hope so because I don’t want you to miss any…

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Twenty Top Tips: Writing Books for Kids

I have the lurgy, dear reader, and I have spent the day in bed. Here’s what I’ve been doing (in bed): Reading Flow magazine Reading The Element by Ken Robinson Answering emails to sweet people and nice girls Watching Ted Talks Thinking about YOU. That’s why I’ve written this list. I hope you find it…

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My seven favourite bookshops on screen

I LOVE seeing bookshops on the big screen. Or on the telly. Anywhere, really. Here are some of my favourites. I bet I’ve missed heaps. Let me know your favourites! Jen xo   If you’d like to keep up with the latest newsletters and creative writing videos from girl and duck, you can subscribe here. It’s totes…

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