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Creative Writing for Wellbeing – new book!

March 1, 2024

If you follow me on social media, you may already know that I have a new book coming out. I wrote it and got it ready for publishing in 10 days! Most books don’t take 10 days to produce, and if I had more time, then this would all look …

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What I’ve Read – February 2024

March 1, 2024

Welcome to March. This year is just flying by. Even with the extra day, February felt like it was too short! Much of the last couple of weeks was spent writing a book (that’s a whole other post), so not a lot of time for curling up with a book. …

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Engaging in Reading – at any age and stage

February 12, 2024

I woke up this morning to the news headlines. One of the items was about a new report by the Grattan Institute saying that one third of Australian children can’t read properly! In some ways, this made me really upset, both as a reader and as a mum. I have …

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What I’ve Read – January 2024

February 1, 2024

It’s a new reading year, and a new image for my reading posts! January was a bit of a slower start to the year than it has been in previous years, although I did read nine books. Many of these were audiobooks as I did quite a bit of driving! …

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Reading for Relaxation

January 23, 2024

A memory popped up on Facebook from five years ago: Why do professionals discount reading as a way of relaxing and unwinding? Lately I’ve been asked a few times what I do to relax before bed. I tell them I read, and they told me to use apps for meditation! …

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Writing Poetry

January 19, 2024

I am not a poet. If I sit down with the purpose of writing poetry, nothing comes out. Or, if it does, it’s forced and doesn’t flow, though usually the rhymes are great. That said, there are times when I sit down to write and a poem is what comes …

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About Melissa

Melissa Gijsbers started writing when she was in High School during the 1990s, even winning some awards for a short story and a script. For many years, life got in the way of creative writing, however she did start blogging around 2006.

She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her two sons and a pet blue tongue lizard.

Melissa Gijsbers, Author, Speaker & Booklover
Melissa Gijsbers - Author, Speaker & Booklover
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