Kim duke writes

kick the judgy voice         in your head         to the curb. 

kick the judgy voice in your head to the curb.

Guess what? You don't have to be an author, or published in magazines or even have a blog in order to call yourself a writer. NOPE.   All you need to do is write.  Cooks cook.  Gardeners garden.  Writers write.  Isn't it time to get your writing-butt-in-gear? And express yourself with joy and have fun?

Is it time you started writing? 

Scroll on if you're into it.

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 right 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, a pen 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 awhile 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 Corporate Canada, 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, 10 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.

Once I made time for writing AGAIN by signing up for writing classes and writing daily? My writing joyfully improved and lovely opportunities started showing up.

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 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!

ENd writer's block.  

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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 mail  to Canada,  USA, UK & EU.

First SIgn up

A gorgeous, hot-off-the-press Scribbly periodical 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'm going to sit here today, and I'm going to write. Thank you so much for creating something so quirky, inspiring & wonderfully whimsical!”

Anna Fairs, England

“Madeline gave me the courage to finally quit my day job and start my own business. I couldn't be happier!”


Started his own business


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

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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:

join NOW

— 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,  Medium; 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 15 years before launching my own international sales training company.  I wrote piles of articles, ezines and 2 quirky business books that attracted a ton of media, readers and business. Personal essays about life are my love so I took 10 years of writing classes, read a hundred writing books and wrote daily. In 2016 I received a breast cancer diagnosis. After a year of treatment (and good-bye cancer!), I  wrote my book, A Fine Mess, found a publisher, and it's an Amazon best-seller!  I also decided to blow up my 18 year company and redirect all of my passion to writing, and helping women write. 
Now 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'm just getting started.  Because I want to help you write.

  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...

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Canadian? 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.

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 sent out the same week we receive the order.  We use Canada Post and it should arrive  7-14 days after your order. (Depending on your location.) We send to Canada, USA, UK and Europe.

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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