A few Emoji’s…

August 20, 2021

In Virtual Writers Groups, we have done random word prompts, where I provide the participants with random words to come up with a story. Today, we mixed it up a bit. When I logged in, a couple of the kids were already having fun playing with emoji’s, so, instead of …

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You Want Me To Write WHAT?

August 8, 2021

I love writing short stories, the sillier the better. I run writing groups with young writers where I get the opportunity to flex my short story writing muscles, however I am the one who sets the prompt… My awesome nephews have had fun setting me writing prompts and I have …

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Writing about Sport when you’re not Sporty

August 2, 2021

I am not a sporty person. When I told my kids and some friends I was running a Get Sporty Writing Program, they laughed. I pointed out that you don’t have to be sporty to write about sport. A number of years ago, I wrote a story that features a …

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Covid Stories

July 20, 2021

As I write this, it has been announced that Victoria, where I live, is extending Lockdown number 5 for another 7 days. South Australia has also announced a 7 day lockdown and New South Wales is in week 5 of lockdown. This is all due to the Delta variant of …

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Get Sporty Writing Program

July 18, 2021

Creative writing is a fantastic way to have some fun and escape from the Real World. As I write, much of Australia is in lockdown, and many young people are back to remote learning. With everything that is going on, it can be hard to find ideas to get creative. …

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Kids, Stories, and Maths

July 10, 2021

So many stories for kids include characters who hate maths! This is something I noticed when I was growing up, and again when my kids were young. This is especially true with female characters. I found this attitude to maths strange as I enjoyed maths and found it really easy. …

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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