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WoW – Agent Chin-Wag

January 25, 2012

It’s Write on Wednesday again. For this weeks prompt, click here. My kids inspired this story, with friends of my parents coming over & sharing stories. They were commenting on the stories that were being told! “They’re talking about us!” Two little girls sat on the stairs, hands clamped over their …

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What should I share on my Facebook page?

January 24, 2012

Following on from last weeks post about why I have a Facebook page, I thought I’d continue with some ideas of what to share on your Facebook page. As an unpublished author, we don’t have the author events or book snippets that published authors have to share, or the sales pitches …

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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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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