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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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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End of an Era: Why I’m Closing Q & Q Friday

Since our first video in August 2016, Q and Q Friday has had almost 21,000 views. That’s a lot in a niche industry. A lot in a small country like Australia—with crap SEO. Hear me GOOGLE? Get your bloody SEO sorted! Help the little guys get seen! We’ve produced 107 videos (so far) and covered…

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Author or Businesswoman? The Story Behind Girl and Duck

This week at girl and duck, we opened The Scribbles Academy. It’s been super exciting and lots of people have jumped on board. Thank you!!!! I know you’re going to love your Scribbly experience! But how did this all begin? What’s the real story behind girl and duck? I wrote about this a couple of…

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Looking for a hook? This might help.

Hello! Oh my Goddess! I was going to knock up a quick, bullet blog to get you up to speed. But. It all got too messy. Too much to say. Too much to consolidate. So. I’m devoting this post to the Scribbles Masterclass because, hey, this is what we do at girl and duck. We…

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Three problems I see with backstory

Remember that song by The Waterboys? The Whole of the Moon. ‘You know how it feels to get too high, too far, too soon… Whatevs I’m dickin’ around. Here are three backstory problems as I see them: 1 Too much backstory  Are you trying to tell your reader too much, too soon? Are your opening scenes…

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video: Handmade books. How to make a gorgeous eight-pager.

Looking for a project to spark some picture book ideas or get you into the visual zone? This might help. Also, watch out for my ten top tips at the end of the video. 🙂

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video: Art supplies for beginners (you know, those of us who love art and are desperate to dabble).

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…

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