How I built a new, author website

Up until a couple of months ago I had severe website shame. My author website was a shambles. It was out of date. It was clunky. It was a technical nightmare, built around grids and tables, unwieldy fecking boxes that made me wail every time I tried to tinker with them. Because I couldn’t access…

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How to survive school visits

If you write for kids, you’ll be asked to visit schools from time to time. Some authors relish this and seek it out. Others find it exhausting. If you’re an introvert, like me, you might find this side of things gruelling. Remember, being an introvert has nothing to do with self-esteem and shyness. It just…

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Publishing industry etiquette

IMPORTANT MISSIVE TO POTENTIAL DUCKETTES Or: A quick note from my studio. If you have this note you obviously follow the girl and duck blog. But are you also an Official Card Carrying Duckette? What I mean is, do you subscribe to girl and duck? I hope so because I don’t want you to miss any…

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