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What are your favourite Christmas traditions?

November 25, 2011

My gorgeous boys have come up with an awesome idea for Jimmy James in the lead up to Christmas. This has started a list as well as me heading to Google and the library. The first thing we need to do is find 24 random Christmas traditions, preferably Australian ones. …

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WoW – The Saddest Thing I Ever Heard

November 24, 2011

It’s Write on Wednesday time again. The prompt this week is The Saddest Thing I Ever Heard. After reading some of the sad stories people had written, I wanted to find something a bit happier. I hope this fits the bill. To the untrained eye, Jack was a normal seven year …

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WoW – Choose Your Own Adventure

November 16, 2011

It’s Write on Wednesday time again.  I was going through the prompts at Ink Paper Pen to find one that would fit with Jimmy James (though it was tempting for him to make fire again…). Instead I chose I thought I saw… from a couple of weeks ago. So, here goes… I Thought I Saw “This …

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Different interpretation of words

November 13, 2011

The good news is this – inspiration finally arrived last night. This morning, I read what I had written to my two boys, aged 9 & 7. I described socks as “bright orange socks with flashy purple spots on them.” I looked up bright in the thesaurus and flashy was one of …

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Trying to edit…

November 12, 2011

Since the Write on Wednesday piece this week, I have been working on the original idea of the Jimmy James story. Now that I know what I’m doing with his stories, I’m trying to rewrite the original. It needed work anyway, but now I have some details to add. Here’s …

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WoW – We are learning to make fire

November 9, 2011

It’s Write on Wednesday time again. I was hoping this would help me with NaNoWriMo, but it didn’t really help with my current book, but took me back to the original Jimmy James story… I started rewriting it based on feedback from friends, especially a couple of amazing people on PlanBig, and this …

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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