The Q & Q Files: Shining on the Slush Pile

Hey there, sunshine! Everyone wants their work to pop, right?  Here's another bundle of goodness (and shiny tips) from the Q & Q Friday files—yours to enjoy in whatever form takes your fancy. You can watch the video here: Click below to listen to the audio: or visit the Girl and Duck Podcast on iTunes where you can subscribe and listen on …

Finding our voice with words or paint. It’s all the same.

This morning I skipped up to the breakfast table and said to Himself, 'I love writing sooo much!' Himself looked suspicious. He rarely hears me say such a thing. Usually it's, 'I hate writing!' Or, 'I'm never doing this again!' Or, 'This book is PATHETIC. Someone else can write it.' But this morning  was different. This morning …

My Random Writing Routine. Or, How To Bumble Your Way to Success.

Nifty tips. Everyone wants them. Ten Tips for Honing Voice. Seven Steps to Quirky Characters. Three Ways to Ensure your Lipstick Never Moves while Public Speaking. (Actually, I should write that last one. I’ve got it covered). Tips about creative writing abound and for those of us in the trade they’re fairly easy to knock …