WTF Can I Do?

I'm a devotee of Morning Pages, dear reader. I encourage all my friends and course participants to take up the practice. Three pages of foolscap, free fall, stream of consciousness writing every morning before ANYTHING ELSE. Every day. I light a candle, sit down and write. Usually before dawn. To say it's cathartic is an …

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 …

Creative writers: Two things you must have that I can’t give you

I've been thinking about teaching. I think about it a lot. You see, I've been gathering notes for another tutorial to add to the girl & duck Institute. This one's about voice. Voice is one of my FAVOURITE topics. It should be every author's favourite topic. Well. Top five at least. By the way... Do …