Scribbles Creative Writing Awards Winners! Plus, Behind the Scenes!

Hello dear Reader!Yesterday (Tuesday Nov 5) was ANNOUNCEMENT DAY.Yep, we announced the winners of the 2019 Scribbles Creative Writing Awards (or CWAs as we affectionately call them).Now. Girl and Duck is a smooth machine. But we’re a small machine. So, in order to pull off a competition of this magnitude (and trust me it was …

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 …

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 …