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 …

How not to brief an illustrator

Early in 2016 I decided it was time to start teaching creative writing again. I'd taught a few years earlier and loved everything about it—the connection, the conversations, the sharing, reading, writing, coffee! Heaven. This time though I wanted to commit more fully, and build something for my students that was rich and supportive. Something with staying power. I …

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 …