What do you do for a day job?

June 19, 2014

As well as being the single Mum of two boys aged 10 and 12, I also work as business manager for a small business. This involves bookkeeping, accounts, as well as some social media on behalf of clients, and anything else that comes across my desk. It’s a good job …

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Do you listen to music while writing?

June 12, 2014

Sometimes I listen to music while I write, sometimes the TV is on, and sometimes there’s nothing. As life is getting back to normal, it’s not unusual to have the musical stylings of my kids as they practice the piano and clarinet after school! It could also be the radio, …

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If you weren't a writer, what do you think you would be doing?

May 29, 2014

This is one of the easier questions I’ve been asked. My day job is working as a bookkeeper and administrator, along with being the Mum to two gorgeous boys. So chances are I’d be doing that – and probably getting a lot more sleep as I do most of my …

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What are some of the strongest influences on your writing?

May 22, 2014

(e.g. politics, natural disasters, friendships) I’ve put that second part of the question in the post so the topic isn’t too long… I would have to say that my strongest influences would be a mix of my kids (I have 2 boys) as well as my own life. In many …

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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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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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