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Is there a place you go that inspires you to write more, or that just helps you get into the mood to write?

May 15, 2014

I must admit that most nights I sit on the couch in my lounge room with my laptop to write. This has more to do with practicality than inspiration. I dream of having a house with a writing retreat of some sort so I can escape into the World of …

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When did you first become serious about writing and know you wanted to be an author?

May 8, 2014

The answer to this post relates back to a question from a few weeks ago. I have wanted to write books for years and I made a serious effort in the late 1990s to get a picture book published. I also submitted a proposal for a book about baby and …

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What genre do you write?

May 1, 2014

I’m not sure I can pick a single genre – much to the annoyance of my web designer when she was trying to design this site. My writing is a bit of a mixed bag. I write a number of different things – from fractured fairy tales to picture books, …

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What is the worst part of being a writer?

April 24, 2014

Right now, the worst part is time. I have so many ideas buzzing around my head, but don’t have as much time as I would like to write them all down. This is one of the reasons I write a lot of flash fiction as they are shorter pieces and …

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My Writing Process – Blog Tour

March 17, 2014

I was asked to join in this blog tour by Karen Tyrrell. You can read her post here. I’ve also done this post on my writing blog, so I’m going to try and give more information. So, here goes… 1) What am I working on? I’ve just completed the first draft …

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Merry Christmas, 2013

December 25, 2013

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. I hope you have a wonderful day and get a lot of books under the tree.

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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