What do editors know?

It’s only subjective! They don’t know everything! You have to stick to your guns! Over the years I’ve been privy to conversations wherein authors discuss/ argue/ wail about their editors. Likewise, I’m often asked by aspiring  authors and illustrators, ‘What should I do when my editor makes suggestions and I don’t agree with them?’ Sometimes…

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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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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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