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Amazing things for a 9 year old

October 8, 2011

I need some help. I am in the process of editing the first Jimmy James story I have written – the story of Jimmy James and his amazing socks. Here is my question: What are some day to day amazing things that can happen to a 9 year old boy? …

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Jimmy James writes a letter

October 5, 2011

It’s Write on Wednesday again. This week is a “Choose Your Own Adventure” challenge. You can read the details here. I was sent a gorgeous book for my birthday that is correspondence between two people. I have also seen a number of reports about how kids aren’t writing much any more. …

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Kids book – an update

September 28, 2011

It’s been a while since I’ve updated you on my kids book. If you’ve been supporting my plan on PlanBig, you may have seen some updates… But here’s the latest: About a month ago, I attended a workshop by Create a Kids Book. I wasn’t very well on the day, and didn’t …

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A story challenge?

September 26, 2011

I’ve been toying with an idea for a while… Short stories seem to be my thing, and I also seem to be writing things one paragraph at a time. So, I was wondering if a story could be written/published on Twitter – 140 characters at a time. The idea would …

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To plan or not to plan…

September 18, 2011

Recently I dug out a pile of writing I did when I was at school, along with some of the worksheets (I don’t know why I still have those). There was so much emphasis placed on planning stories and essays. I can remember that I used to cheat – I …

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WoW – The Mighty Rewrite

September 14, 2011

This weeks challenge is interesting. You can view the full challenge here, but the gist is to get the first paragraph of your favourite book and rewrite it. I don’t have a favourite book, so I picked one of my sons favourite books – Zac Power Test Drive – Zac’s Wild Rescue. …

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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