I joined Pintrest!

January 22, 2012

With all these picture book challenges, I’ve been looking around for inspiration. Many, many of my Facebook friends use Pintrest, so I thought I’d check it out. If you haven’t heard of Pintrest before, it’s basically an online notice board where you can find inspiring pictures and “pin” them on a …

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Am I nuts?

January 21, 2012

On Facebook, a friend told me about a Picture Book Marathon that is happening during February. The idea is to write 26 picture book drafts during February… I’m wondering if I should sign up for this or not. I know that so far for 12×12 in 12 I have finished one draft …

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Choosing Character Names

January 20, 2012

Coming up with names is not my strong point. It’s one area I’ve always struggled with, some days I’m amazed I was able to choose names for my kids!! Sometimes, a name will just come to me and the story will flow, other times, I just can’t decide. When I …

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Write on Wednesday – The stories a tree could tell

January 19, 2012

It’s been a while, but it’s Write on Wednesday time again. The photo above is the prompt, for the full prompt, click here. “Look at me!” the little boy called out from his vantage point among the roots of the upturned tree. “Mummy, look at me!” He had a look of …

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Having a blog – this one!

January 18, 2012

After telling a friend about my Facebook post, I thought I’d follow up with a post about this blog. I have been blogging for years. My first blogs no longer exist, but it is something I have been doing since before it became a popular thing to do – be …

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Goals for 2012

December 27, 2011

If you’re read just about any blog, or follow any business type page on Facebook, you will know there is a lot of talk about setting goals. This is not surprising as it is nearly the end of the year, and it’s nearly time for setting New Years Resolutions. There …

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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