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 …

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 …

There is no bookcase! How I found stories when there were none.

‘It is impossible to define precisely what the soul is. Definition is an intellectual enterprise anyway; the soul prefers to imagine.’ Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul I grew up in a book-free household. Actually, I did have some Little Golden Books. I remember when we 'went down the street' and visited Woolworths, my mother would …

video: Art supplies for beginners (you know, those of us who love art and are desperate to dabble).

girl & duck writing by jen storer

Dream, imagine, play, create. That's the girl & duck motto. So to kick things off I've made a little video. Or vlog. Or...moving picture thingy. No matter. It's about the dizzying maze of art supplies. I love fine art and I ADORE illustration. There really is no difference to me, it's all a joy. Because …