10 Prompts – Dinosaurs

April 14, 2020

My older son was obsessed with dinosaurs when he was four, and my parents have been making the toy dinosaurs do things every night to entertain my nephews while they are on isolation. So this was an obvious topic for our 10 Prompts on Tuesday. You can purchase this weeks …

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A little bit of silliness

April 13, 2020

We are living in ‘unprecedented’ times. There are a lot of people who talk about all the things we could be doing during this time, and one of these is writing a book. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been  a bit all over the place lately. It has …

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Evil Octopus

April 11, 2020

I have just finished writing my second silly story from a prompt given to me by my nephew. This one was from my 8 year old nephew. The prompt he gave me was An Evil Octopus in Underwater Isolation. When he gave me the prompt, he also started giving me tips …

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10 Prompts – Toilet Paper

April 7, 2020

It’s made headline news in the last few weeks, and everyone is talking about it. It’s toilet paper! With this in mind, our first 10 Prompts on Tuesday is all about toilet paper. There are prompts for fiction and non-fiction, stories and poems. This ebook is now available for purchase …

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Using writing prompts

April 6, 2020

Writing prompts are one of my favourite ways to get writing started when I’m stuck. I also love coming up with crazy and creative writing prompts for the Young Writers Group. I’m always blown away by how many different stories can come from the same writing prompt. One thing I …

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Talking Watermelon

April 3, 2020

Last week, my 3 year old nephew set me a challenge – to write a story about a talking watermelon. He gave me this idea with such a twinkle in his eye, I just had to give it a go. I shared this idea (getting a story prompt from a …

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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