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Workshop: Simple Financial Record Keeping for Authors

June 23, 2018

Title: Simple Financial Record Keeping for Authors Date: Saturday 28 July 2018 Location: Stockdale ACS, 3/6 Atherton Road, Oakleigh VIC Tickets: $49 ($40 if booked before 30 June 2018) Whether you are writing as a hobby or as a business, you need to keep track of your income and expenses. …

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Book planning with a difference

May 26, 2018

Usually I’m more of a ‘write by the seat of your pants’ kind of author. I recently came up with a story idea that would require a bit more planning than usual, mostly in the form of a map and some cool creatures. Naturally, there will be other information to …

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Lizzy’s Dragon On Tour

October 20, 2017

Next week, Lizzy’s Dragon is on tour with Books on Tour over at Just Write for Kids. There will be reviews, articles, craft activities, giveaways, and so much more. As well as Just Write for Kids, a number of other amazing bloggers will be joining in the fun with reviews and …

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Where Writers Get Ideas Workshop

October 5, 2017

Another week, another amazing school holiday workshop. This time it was with my regular teen writing group. The group requested a workshop on where authors find ideas, and that’s what we did. I prepared a list of nine different places authors get ideas. These were based on where I find …

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How to Create A Dragon Workshop

September 29, 2017

Yesterday, I ran a fantastic school holiday workshop at Monash Library in Mount Waverley called How to Create a Dragon. The topic came about from the launch of Lizzy’s Dragon. In that book, I created a dragon with a twist to fit the story, and to make it different from other dragons …

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Launch of Lizzy’s Dragon

September 8, 2017

Last night we had a wonderful night at Reading’s Children’s Books in Carlton launching Lizzy’s Dragon. It was an extra special night as it was a double launch with Hidden by Sif Dal. My 15 year old son has been in the hospital for the last couple of weeks (you can read …

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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