Learning for the sake of learning

May 4, 2020

I am one of those strange people who likes learning for the sake of learning. I get irritated when I see comments about kids not learning because they aren’t in school as I know that learning can happen anywhere! There are facts in my head that I have no idea …

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What I’ve Read – April 2020

May 1, 2020

All of April was spent in social isolation. It’s been strange for everyone and I know I’m not the only one who is feeling a mix of being settled and safe, and climbing the walls just wanting to get out of the house! I haven’t got as much reading as …

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Helping kids with creative writing

April 27, 2020

Term 2 in Victoria is seeing most school children doing school work from home. I’ve heard a lot from parents complaining that their children are struggling to write while at home. Over the years I’ve been working with young writers, including my own children, and homeschooling my own kids on …

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Read for Fun

April 24, 2020

During the week, I watched a video called Why I Don’t Like Reading. This got me thinking about my own reading habits. It may surprise people to know that I don’t always like reading. Don’t get me wrong, I love books. I love stories and full bookshelves. I love browsing bookshops …

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10 Prompts – Fairy Tales

April 21, 2020

I love fractured fairy tales. Often they are my go-to when I have no idea what to write. My first published piece when I decided I wanted to be an author was a fractured fairy tale in an anthology. I had so much fun coming up with the prompts for …

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Writing just for fun

April 20, 2020

As I type this post, my 18 year old son is down at the supermarket buying ingredients so he can do some baking. He has always enjoyed cooking, but hasn’t had the space to cook for the simple joy of cooking. One advantage of being in isolation is that he …

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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