Going Down the Rabbit Hole… of Planning

May 17, 2022

Yesterday, I had the first Young Writers Group at the Maffra library. There were four young writers in attendance and we had a lot of fun. As is common in these groups, talk turned to writing a novel. A few participants talked about their planning and how they have detailed …

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All things hair

May 12, 2022

This afternoon, we had a fantastic time at Young Writers Group at Monash Library. Somehow, we started talking about hair and how it can be used to show aspects of a character in writing. We started talking about assumptions people make about the length of a person’s hair and moved …

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What I’ve Read – April 2022

May 1, 2022

It’s the first day of May already. It seems only yesterday I was posting my books from March! My month of reading was interrupted by a couple of cases of covid in the house. Thankfully it missed me, however one of my kids & his girlfriend tested positive, and I …

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Write your story

April 7, 2022

I have seen quite a few posts recently from people wanting to publish a book and not knowing where to start. My advice is always to start by writing the story. Most publishers want to know there is a completed manuscript waiting for them if they love what you submit …

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What I’ve Read – March 2022

April 1, 2022

Happy April Fool’s Day! March was a great month for reading. I finished the first six books chosen and chose another six books, as well as read picture books and listened to audio books. The first book I read was Paws, the new middle grade book by Kate Foster. I loved …

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To Be Read – Part Two

March 19, 2022

Yesterday, I finished reading So This is Love by Elizabeth Lim. This was book six in my pile of books from my To Be Read shelf. You can read about those books here. I found this to be helpful with my reading as it didn’t feel like my choice of books to 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
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