Wishing I was back at school…

October 23, 2011

Now, I hated high school. I don’t have the best memories of the time I spent there, but there are some days I wish I was back in school… It’s not every subject, just English. One thing I appreciated (now, not then) is the discipline of writing something, handing it …

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Through the eyes of a child…

October 22, 2011

If you’re a regular reader here, you know that I’ve been participating in Write on Wednesday with Ink Paper Pen. Over the last few exercises, I’ve written a couple of pieces that describe events and activities through the eyes of a child. I have started editing Time for a Walk as I wrote …

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Entered a competition…

October 20, 2011

I’m holding my breath slightly right now. I stumbled upon the Kids’ Book Review Inaugural Unpublished Picture Book Award! and as I have an unpublished picture book I’ve been working on, I thought I’d enter. With some encouragement from my PlanBig friends and followers on my Facebook page, I submitted my story last night. Now, the …

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Sunshine in a Cup

October 18, 2011

It’s Write on Wednesday time again. This week we have a writing prompt: “Bring me sunshine in a cup.” You can read the whole prompt here. Sooti edged closer to the table. It was beautifully decorated and she had been told not to touch ANYTHING. Mum had placed every plate, glass, …

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A new idea for Jimmy James

October 11, 2011

Driving home from school yesterday, I asked my 9 year old how his lunch was. He replied “Good” then giggled, saying “How can lunch be good? It’s not as if it can be naughty!” This led to the suggestion that we should explore a Jimmy James story with a naughty …

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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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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
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