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We mail Scribbly to the USA, UK, EU, ANZ + Canada!

Imagine calling yourself a writer.  Now it's time to make it real. Let Scribbly help you become the writer you've always wanted to be...without the pressure.

My gentle writing program is mailed to your home every 30 days. Each Scribbly periodical is loaded with quirky writing tips, prompts and examples.  My team and I devote over 100 hours into each issue. Gorgeous illustrations, research, art, science and writing that reach out from the pages to inspire you.  I can't wait for you to see your Scribbly!

Welcome to Scribbly  

Ready to become a writer?

You'd love to write but you...

You'd love to write but you... 

Think you're not creative enough.
Scribbly is designed to guide you through the creative process. I've made it easy for you.  Get your coffee/tea, pen and paper and you're ready to start writing! 

Secretly worry you'll be horrible.
Don't put pressure on yourself.  Scribbly is for: beginners,  those who haven't written for a while and anyone with writer's block.  Just follow the simple prompts and you'll love how much fun you have. Time flies!

Have no idea what to write about.  It's overwhelming.
Scribbly makes it easy!  Each issue of Scribbly  has a unique theme and you receive tons of ideas on what to write.

Wonder if you have enough time.
All  Scribbly writing exercises are based on 5 - 30 minutes of writing. You don't have to go through it all at once. (But Scribbly is addicting!)





"I love it!  I honestly feel Scribbly has been created just for me.  It couldn't have come at a better time. It's amazing...wonderful quirkiness...and I love it.  I feel like you're speaking right to me."

— Anna fairs, england

"I honestly feel Scribbly was created  just for me!"

I've always loved writing.  But once I started working in the corporate world - I didn't make the time to write on a regular basis. And when I started my own business? I  managed to squeeze in some creative writing but never enough.

Finally, ten years ago, I decided to invest in me.  It was one of the best decisions I've ever made.  

I used to be in
your shoes.

Now I'm a full-time writer and my writing has been featured on NBC News, and the Globe and Mail to name a few! I'm a best-selling author and I coach women worldwide on how to write their books. 

What will happen when YOU show up for YOUR writing? 

but guess what...

Scribbly is just what you've been looking for!  With my gentle writing program you start writing in 5 minutes.  It's uncommon & quirky and you immediately step into the world of writing without any stress.

Cool factor? Your Scribbly periodical lands right in your home mailbox every 30 days!       

 PLUS! Scribbly members get a *chance to have their writing published in future issues of Scribbly and/or on my website. (*Based on acceptance of submission.)



Creative writing is the opposite of stuffy writing for business.  You get to write for the sheer joy of it! Scribbly gently teaches you while you write.   You write for fun and learn at the same time.  You can't make a mistake. You're not being judged. You get to express yourself in unconventional ways: Creative writing, creative nonfiction and nonfiction. Let your words come out to play! 

When you write on a regular basis something magical starts to happen. Writing becomes easier. Ideas flow to you faster than before. You feel excited about learning and practicing your skills.  And your style and writing voice begin to emerge. 

Here’s What You’ll Learn

How To write creatively

Find Your Writing Voice

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Are you sick of Zoom? Does the thought of having to spend one more minute in front of a computer make you want to scream? Break free! Scribbly is unique as we mail it to your home every 30 days. Your heart will skip when you see the package in your mailbox! Over time - you'll build up your Scribbly library that you keep forever. Scribbly becomes a friend.

We mail Scribbly to your home.

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GAH! Frustrated because you can't think of anything to write about? Scribbly has your back.  We spend over 100 hours creating each issue.  Each Scribbly has a theme and is filled with unusual writing prompts, research, art, tips and everything is written by me Full color,  gorgeous illustrations, and quotes. You'll be inspired to write within a few minutes of reading your Scribbly. And when you write more - writer's block shows up far less. Love it!

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Say with confidence, "I'm a writer."

How would it feel to...

Have written guidance through the creative nonfiction writing process.



Finally do something about your writing dream.


Kick imposter syndrome and self doubt in the booty and feel confident about writing.


*Have a chance for your writing to be published within Scribbly and/or on my site.


How It Works

Join either the 1-month, 3-month or 6-month Scribbly writing program. We've mailed Scribbly to 8 different countries & counting.

First SIgn up

A gorgeous, hot-off-the-press Scribbly issue is mailed right to your home mailbox every 30 days.

We mail Scribbly to your home

Within 5 minutes of reading Scribbly you can start writing. (You'll smile!)

start writing!


I absolutely love Kim's program -

It even sounds fun! I can't believe how easy it is to write with her guidance. I knew I had words within me waiting to be written and shared. Kim's program has done just that. I have now stepped into a writer's world.

With each Scribbly delivered to my mailbox, I feel as excited as a kid on Christmas morning. I can't wait to open the brown paper envelope with my name handwritten on the front! I almost burst waiting to explore the contents and view the whimsical drawings scattered throughout her booklet.

Sometimes, I don't even make it home before jumping into the newest installment of Scribbly. (I may have been caught a time or two in my car, sipping a cup of tea in our Tim Hortons parking lot while exploring the fresh new pages!)

Each Scribbly has a theme that encourages you to explore and create on your own time. The topics Kim has created and her question prompts, spur thought and evoke creativity. The program allows you to express your ideas into words that flow and not be judged for expressing your inner voice. 

If you have ANY inkling for writing or have the dream to be an author of words.. your words...Scribbly is the place to start!

Scribbly is fun, full of quotes, adorable pictures, and insightful information. You will be writing immediately!

Kim's Scribbly Program is a rare and surprising gift.

barb drummond, canada


Bonnie Conwell

I like to write with pencil. Just like pens there are different pencils for different jobs. Wood cased (the kind that require a sharpener), Midori, Mitsubushi. As well as my trusty Pentel Twist Erase lll. (Current favorite lead is a smooth, dark 2B made by Fabre Castell.)

Pencils don’t “hitch” like a pen will. My hand doesn’t get fatigued and my arm doesn’t ache when using a pencil for a long period of time. It’s not about the ability to erase (which I don’t do anyway), but the feel of a smooth writing pencil on paper.

 I feel like I could write forever. 


Barb Drummond

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I see her. The old woman. She is sitting on a park bench. The same park bench every day surrounded by birds and squirrels. Each time I come to the park she is here.

The old woman is known to all who come to enjoy the park. Every day without fail. Sitting in heavy rain, falling snow, scorching heat, and wild winds. Why? What compels her to be here!

If I were to hazard a guess… my guess would be… this is her place, her spot, her everything. Perhaps she has no friends, no family…and these are her loved ones now. They have become her purpose, her passion, her life.

I have often asked myself, is she here by choice or as a consequence of life decisions? Either way, she looks calm, content, happy, and possibly even free.


The old woman has become entangled in my daily park routine. On the days I do not come to the park, I know that she is here feeding the birds, her birds, from what appears to be an ancient, wrinkled, brown paper bag.

I have never spoken nor interrupted her. She looks approachable enough, yet something always stops me. I am an outsider. If I were to intrude into her circle, I fear I would scatter her flocked and furry friends. I refuse to cut in on the lively dance I see before me.

Some days I dread entering the park for fear of seeing an empty bench and the old woman no longer there.

But for today, she is, and my heart is happy. 

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A year from now you'll wish you had joined Scribbly today....

So let's get  you started!

Yes, It Really Works

“Kim has a wonderful way of keeping the creative fun in the writing and at the same time holding you accountable to get it done.”


Deb Mrazek, USA

“If you're a writer, or want to write - Scribbly is for you!”

If you're a writer, or want to be a writer or are just looking for a way to let your inner creator come out and play, then Scribbly is for you. In her whimsical and eclectic style, Kim curates a delightful series of writing activities and prompts delivered to your home. I highly recommend Scribbly as your new writing companion.

Laurel Vespi, Canada

“Going through Scribbly was like meeting a version of myself who has been dormant for decades.”

Wow! Going through Scribbly for the first time was like meeting a version of myself who has been dormant for decades. This exercise in creative writing opened up portals in my soul!  Scribbly isn't a task to do, it's a chance to have  fun with words, thoughts, ideas, feelings, and even art! 

Heather Bucalos, USA

Join my 1-month, 3-month or 6-month Scribbly Program. Everyone starts with Scribbly Issue 1 and then depending on the program you've chosen - you receive a new Scribbly each month!

Ready to write?
Start with Level One!

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Select the Introductory Scribbly plan that works for you:

But if you're anything like me, you need help to take your super power to the next level. You just want someone to tell you what works.

If you: have fancy writing journals you never use because you're waiting to write something special in them; insist on nice pens;  love quotes; love to read; are addicted to nice paper; have lists of writing ideas which never seem to come to life; happily would love to write personal essays about any topic under the sun; are envious of people who write; love writing in birthday cards, scrapbooks, junk journals and you actually mail letters, cards, and books to people because you adore snail mail??

You’re A better writer than you think you are.

You're in the right place.

When you're a Scribbly member - every 30 days you can submit a sample of your Scribbly writing.  If it's approved - we'll publish it in a future issue of Scribbly and/or here on my site! (*No guarantees and submissions don't receive critique or compensation. )

Get the chance to see your writing in scribbly!     


"This is your day. This is the time to give yourself the gift of writing.

Write for pleasure and learn how to write better at the same time. 

Don't worry about what to write. Each issue of scribbly has a theme so you just get to dive into writing!

develop your confidence as a writer.  When you write regularly in scribbly you'll just want to write more.

break from the computer! scribbly is designed to be written in - coffee stains and cake crumbs too.

scribbly comes to your home mailbox every 30 days. you'll smile as soon as you see the package!

writing for joy is self care. scribbly is just for you.

Your Scribbly Writing Program:

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— Heather Bucalos, USA

"I'm so grateful Kim created Scribbly for people like me who want to write but who sometimes get stuck with writer's block."

"Following that one-liner highlight from your client's testimonial you are going to want to add the entire thing hear to really drive home how awesome people think your course or product is."

— Shane

"I was able to start my own business, and I love it!"

 I know you have a longing to write.
My love of words started early - did yours? I'm the girl who loved reading the dictionary. Now, I'm a published Amazon best-selling author, essayist and full-time writer. My nonfiction work has been featured/published in the Globe and Mail, NBC News,; Mark Bittman's online magazine: Heated, and the international magazine, Mind Cafe. 

Your Writing Coach


well, hello. i'm

My Writing life

I worked for two of Canada's largest television networks for fifteen years before launching my own international sales training company.  I wrote piles of articles, ezines & two quirky business books that attracted a ton of media, readers and business. Personal essays about life are my love so I took ten years of writing classes, read 100 writing books and wrote daily. In 2016 I received a breast cancer diagnosis. After a year of treatment (and good-bye cancer!), I  wrote A Fine Mess, found a publisher, and it's an Amazon best-seller!  I  blew up my 18 year old company and redirected my passion to writing, and helping women write. 
I'm a full-time writer, author, essayist;  my work has been featured on NBC News,  the Globe and Mail; and I'm a top writer for                       

  i took baby steps and so can you.  You don't have to be a professional to write. But you must have the desire to become a better writer.

but it wasn't always this way.

My Scribbly program is the only one of its kind because...

I mail It right to your home every 30 days.

I don't know about you but I'm sick of doing everything onlineWriting is soulful and it's too easy to let your internal editor have control when you write on a screen all the time.

Scribbly helps you slow down.  We mail it to your home every 30 days and once you open and read it?  You'll want to start writing! (Hopefully with a cup of tea. Scribbly encourages cake crumbs too.)

You write for fun but learn at the same time. You also get to send me your best writing because...

All writers secretly want a reader.

When you're a Scribbly member, you have the opportunity to send me some of your Scribbly writing.  

Unfortunately, we can’t use all the submissions we receive. We choose 2-3 for future publication in Scribbly and/or my website. *No guarantees you'll be published and no critique or compensation is provided.

We may edit/shorten your submissions, but we’ll contact you prior to use and give you the opportunity to approve our editorial changes prior to publication. All submissions become the property of

write at your own pace

Write for joy  

Scribbly is mailed to your home mailbox

learn & have fun

 Scribbly  includes everything you need to start writing!

Remember - Scribbly can only take you so far. You have to apply what you learn and commit time to writing when it arrives in your mailbox. Once you've written something you're proud of - submit it and we may *publish it in a future issue of Scribbly - or here on my site!
*No guarantees you'll be published and no critique or compensation is provided.

Great news!

Create a joyful and consistent writing habit.

Give yourself permission to write for fun.

Work on writing that lights you up.

Not worry about being a beginner.  Scribbly is designed for new writers and also writers who want to start writing more.

Release the fear of not being good enough to write.  

Stop kicking yourself for not writing. Scribbly is a gentle reboot for any writer.

Find time to do what you love most - WRITE!

If you want THIS to be the year  you *finally*:

Join NOW

This     for you if:

You need to finally make time for writing

YOu want deadlines, 1:1 help from me, and critique. (My book of her own program might be better for you.)

You want something creative and fun to guide, encourage & inspire you every 30 days

YOU only want to write fiction

You're ready to become a writer

It's probably     
for you if...

YOU DON'T LIKE snail mail



It's probably     
      for you if...

Join my 1-month, 3-month or 6-month Scribbly Level 1 Program. Everyone starts with Scribbly Issue 1 and then depending on the program you've chosen - you receive a new Scribbly each month!  And we just launched Level 2!

Ready to write?
Start with Level One!

Scribbly level one

Canadian? Click here


from US, UK, EU or ANZ? click here


Select the Introductory Scribbly plan that works for you:

will you critique my work if i send in some of my scribbly writing?

I'd love to receive your work for possible publication in Scribbly, however, personalized critique isn't offered in this program. ( I offer it in A Book of Her Own.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Do i get paid if my scribbly writing is chosen to be published in Scribbly and/or on your website?

The Scribbly Writers sections in Scribbly and on this site are not-for-profit and are an outlet for creativity for non-professional writers. We don't pay for member  submissions. 

Unfortunately, we can’t use all the submissions we receive. We choose 2-3 for future publication in Scribbly. We may edit/shorten your submissions, but we’ll contact you prior to use and give you the opportunity to approve our editorial changes prior to publication. All submissions become the property of

Do all scribbly member submissions get published?

how quickly will scribbly arrive in my mailbox?

Your Scribbly order is mailed the same week we receive the order.  We use Canada Post and it should arrive  14-21 days after your order. (Depending on your location.) We've shipped to 8 countries & counting.

I want to learn how to write fiction. Is scribbly for me?

Scribbly is designed for beginners and non-professional writers who want to write again. Most of the Scribbly prompts are based on creative writing and personal essay.  We don't teach fiction writing.

Kim, Where are you based?

I live in beautiful Alberta, Canada with my wonderful husband and werewolf dog.


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