The 2 problems publishers have with rhyming picture books

Hello, sunshine!  Missing Q & Q Friday? Here’s a transcript from a  lovely one we recorded last year. Thanks to Suzy from Wagga Wagga in NSW for this awesome Q! You can listen, read or watch. Whatever suits you. or visit the Girl and Duck Podcast on iTunes where you can subscribe and listen on the go. The Q: As an aspiring illustrator who…

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Setting goals for 2017

Look. See the water on the steps? Yep. That’s rain. Rain, I tell ya! Oh, happy days. Perfect weather for plannin’, dreamin’ and schemin’. Do you plan your year in advance? Do you set goals? I do. Kind of… If you subscribe to girl and duck (and why wouldn’t you?)  you would have received an…

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Six curious things I believe about stories

1 Stories exist in their entirety before we start writing. They live on the astral plane. It’s up to us to usher them onto this plane. 2 Stories want to be on this plane. But only on their terms. 3 All stories have a face. But they’re tricksters. The first face they show you might be a ruse,…

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