Three GREAT business/life tips I got from Tim Ferriss

Okay. So I wanted to call this post, Three GREAT business tips I got, gleaned, sifted, extracted from Tim Ferriss. Not him, literally. From his book. But space. And time. So… In the world of online business, just about everyone I know has read The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris. It’s a big book. Thick.…

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The Cavewoman and the Crone: A Preherstoric Allegory

The Cavewoman and the Crone: A Preherstoric  Allegory written and illustrated by Jen Storer   Once there was a cavewoman. She was a busy cavewoman. She got a lot of shit done. She could slit a deer’s throat and skin it in under an hour. She stuffed wild ducks and roasted them with hazelnuts, yams…

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Want to be more creative? Do this!

  A few years back, I wrote a book about creative writing. It’s still selling on Amazon. But I never promote it. I want to tweak it. And it needs a new cover… Because. Shit. I know more now! I’ve got more to say. More to share. Maybe I’ll just write a whole new book.…

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Our Latest Website Photoshoot: Behind the Scenes

Greetings, dear reader! Thanks for dropping by! I’ll get straight to it, shall I? This is a looong post. I hope you have a teapot handy… 1 Why another photoshoot? Since our tree change in 2018, I’ve changed a lot. I’ve become more ‘myself’ if that makes sense and I wanted girl and duck to…

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A Simple Prayer

My friend is a Green Witch. She believes, as do I, that Mother Earth is a sentient being. In other words, our planet is a sentient being and while her consciousness differs from ours, she is nonetheless conscious. We do not live on Earth. We are of her. We are an extension of her. Part…

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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…

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This Gentle Life: A Reflection

So this happened. Last week, I made scones for the local library. We were having a Devonshire Tea stall at the local agricultural show. But I couldn’t make it to the show. So I dropped the scones over to my neighbour and asked her to drop them off for me. She said, ‘But they have…

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Why My Depth Year Failed. Plus, My New E-Course!

  So dear reader, you might remember I wrote about my Depth Year here and here. (Just wanna know about the new e-course? Scroll to the bottom, sunshine!) To recap, mine has been a Low Buy Depth Year. What does that mean? I committed to going deep with what was important to me and letting…

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My Failed Romance

Dear reader, If you’re in The Scribbles Academy you might be familiar with my confession. If not… Have I ever told you about the time I wrote a romance story? OMG. I still groan with embarrassment. It was the mid 1980s and the Australian Women’s Weekly in conjunction with Mills and Boon, was running a…

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Word counts! Let’s nail ’em!

Hey sugar! Missed Q and Q Friday last week? Doh! We talked about loads of stuff from hand-lettering in picture books (divine and tricky!), to the submission quirks of some publishers, to how long is a middle grade novel? No. Really. How long??? Plus, I had me a little rant. I want as many kidlit…

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