SCRIBBLES, the online Creative Writing course everyone adores!

Scribbles is temporarily closed. The course is undergoing a MAJOR revamp!

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Next intake planned for July 2019!


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Is this you?

Your magic pen is fickle. You’ve been trying to write a kids’ book for ages. But it’s hard! You love writing but deep down you know your work could be soooo much brighter.

Or

So far your adventure into creative writing has been like walking through quicksand—you know, the kind that gobbled up the horse in The NeverEnding Story.

Or

You’re dragging your heels. You just can’t seem to get started or keep going or make sense of what the hell you’re trying to do!

Yikes!

If this is you, you need my help!

I’m an award winning children’s author. I’ve had loads of books published, mostly by HarperCollins and Penguin.

I’ve also worked in-house as a children’s book editor and project manager.

I’ve taught creative writing to all kinds of people, have a degree in Literature and Iblog regularly about creative writing.

I’ve also built a passionate writing community over on Facebook aka The Duck Pond.

Phew! You could say I love words.

I want to share that love with you!

That’s why I created

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Scribbles is an online course you can return to over and over.

It’s different from standard creative writing courses.

Scribbles aims to inspire you and  deepen your understanding of storytelling. The course is designed to give you more confidence and accelerate your learning.

Scribbles can help you blast through blocks you didn’t know you had! The braver you are, the more creative you become—that’s how it works. Through loads of super fun exercises, Scribbles shows you how to make your writing sparkle. And that increases your chances of getting published!

How much is Scribbles?

The course costs $450 (plus $45 GST).

Price is in Australian Dollars (AUD). For conversion to other currencies click here.

I’m in! Take me to the shop, Jen!


Scribbles Payment Plan

Need a little help?

Girl and Duck have got you covered!

We offer a nifty payment plan so you can pay off Scribbles over four months and still get access to the whole course and all the Scribbles bonuses!

Pay AUD $114 (plus $11.40 GST) now and get access to Scribbles immediately!

The balance is then paid off over the following three months.

This equates to a total payment of AUD $501.60 (4 x AUD $114 + 4 x $11.40 GST = 4 x $125.40 including GST)

For those residing outside of Australia please click the Rest of the World (GST Free) button (4 payments x AUD $114 )

Buy Scribbles on the Payment Plan

To take advantage of the Scribbles Payment Plan, click the Buy Now button for your region (see below).


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Want to know more?


Here’s what’s in the Scribbles package:

Video, Module One, Magical Mess: Wherein I discuss the power of loosening up and making a mess. We get comfortable with playing. We even sign The Scribbles Pledge.

Video, Module Two, Magnetic Words: Wherein I demonstrate the magnetic power of words and you get to experience that power firsthand. People are often gobsmacked by what they discover in this module!

Video, Module Three, Fancy Language: Wherein I talk about the subtleties of language and what, from a technical level, makes a story for children sparkle. Includes bonus video, The Story Lab. In the lab, I take a picture book apart and analyse it closely. So closely it might make your head spin…

Video, Module Four, Charming Names: Wherein you get to meet (and play with) a heap of characters you never knew existed—inside your own head! Warning, this module can lead to writing BOOKS!

Video, Module Five, Magnetic Settings: Wherein we go places and find stories that will surprise you and possibly make you gasp with surprise. Together, we’ll uncover what’s lying dormant in your creative brain!

Video, Module Six, Story Time: Wherein I discuss structure and its vital contribution to the art of storytelling. I strip out some of the heavy duty ‘theory’ and introduce you to Jen Storer’s, Magic Story Hanger. It will help you see structure way more clearly.


Each module also includes downloadable play-sheets (written support material), and practical exercises designed to help you bypass your inner critic, honour your imagination and strengthen your storytelling intuition.

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 Scribbles Bonuses

As a Scribbler you’re entitled to all sorts of extra goodies.

Here’s a list of  Scribbles bonuses:

Bonus One

Free access to our Private FB group where you can meet other Scribblers (and kidlit enthusiasts). This is also where I share personal, creative process updates that I don’t share anywhere else.

Bonus Two

Access to my ‘real life’ masterclasses. An annual treat! Last year we had nearly fifty people in this three-hour class in the Melbourne CBD.

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Bonus Three

Free access to the annual Scribbles Live Round.

Every year, once a year, I do a series on one-hour LIVE FaceBook coaching calls.

This year, 2019, the live round starts Tuesday April 9, 7.30pm. It goes for four weeks (four Tuesdays in a row).

The live round is  a chance to bond more closely, to learn from each other and share your experiences. It’s also a time when we go over all the Scribbles material together, live.

You can’t write and illustrate in isolation. Community is vital to your success!

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Bonus Four

Access to the annual Scribbles Creative Writing Awards (sponsored by HarperCollins Children’s Books).

All our judges are professionals who are also at the coalface. They understand what it takes to be a force in the kidlit industry!


Click here to read about the 2018 awards.


Supplies List for Scribbles

To get the best out of the experience, here’s what you’ll need:

  • A computer that can play videos
  • A printer
  • A lecture pad (120 pages at least!)
  • Some old magazines to rip up for collage
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick OR Gel Medium
  • A cheap paintbrush for applying the medium
  • A pen (or three)
  • A cheap, A3 sketch pad

Helpful, but not essential

A copy of my picture book, Blue, the Builder’s Dog. Illustrated by Andrew Joyner.

Published by Penguin Australia.

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Available at all good bookshops in Australia.

Or, you can buy it at one of these online booksellers:

The Kids’ Bookshop | Boomerang Books | Booktopia


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FAQs

Please read these before you send an email to girl and duck. There are a few questions common to many. Let’s fast track the answers so you don’t have to hang about, tapping your toes, in an e-mail queue.

How much is Scribbles?

The course costs $450 (plus $45 GST).

Price is in Australian Dollars (AUD) 

For conversion to other currencies click here.

We also offer a payment plan.

Pay AUD $114 plus $11.40 GST now and get access to Scribbles immediately. The balance is then paid off over the next three months.

How do the Scribbles online classes work? 

We’ve kept the Scribbles user experience as simple as possible.

When you purchase Scribbles, you’ll receive an email with a downloadable pdf. The pdf contains the link to the course website AND your password to open the website.

The pdf also includes an invitation to the Scribbles closed Facebook group. In this beautiful space you’ll meet other Scribblers, be supported and encouraged to share your journey, your fears, your wins and breakthroughs. You’ll also have regular contact with me. In this group I  share thoughts, reflections and insights into my creative process, insights I don’t share anywhere else.

All the videos are in one place and are numbered. You don’t have to follow the order. But it’s best if you do. The videos and the exercises build on each other.

Playsheets (the written support material and creativity exercises) are there for you to download and print, too.

Scribbles is a home study course. This means you can do the course at your own pace, in your own time, and you can return to the videos over and over again.

Can I share the links with my friends or colleagues? 

No.

Feel free to share with your partner and immediate family. Beyond that, the material is under copyright. Your course fee is what gives you privileged access.

How long do I have access to the videos?

You have lifetime access.

This means you can view the videos for as long as they exist in their online format. Unlike DVDs (or real life teachers), online videos don’t wear out!

I’ve already written quite a lot of stuff. Is Scribbles for me?

Scribbles is for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of storytelling.

It’s for anyone in need of inspiration.

It’s for anyone who wants to stretch their imagination and really embrace the joy and originality that comes with loosening up.

It’s for anyone who loves writing for children and wants to hone their skills and strengthen their foundations.

I don’t know if I want to write for children. But I’m interested in creative writing. Will Scribbles help me?

Scribbles is packed with insights into creative writing. Writing is writing is writing. While Scribbles has an eye on the subtleties of children’s literature, it’s broad enough to be helpful to all aspiring and emerging authors.

How much is Scribbles?

The course costs $450 (plus $45 GST).

Price is in Australian Dollars (AUD)

For conversion to other currencies click here.

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Need to know more? Please drop us a line at girlandduck@gmail.com

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I’m in! Take me to the shop, Jen!