Melissa has been writing for over twenty years. Having completed numerous writing courses and read a plethora of books on the subject, she is well-versed in the craft of creative writing. In the ten years she has been published, she's had nearly 70 original titles released and continues to add to this collection.

A trained teacher, Melissa has been working in schools as well as running writing courses during the holidays. If you would like to learn from her vast experience, then she is running courses for both adults and teens in these areas.

Learn the how design worlds and characters readers can relate to, learn how to structure a story that will make your book impossible to put down, learn tips and tricks about writing and editing. And if you're interested in the world of self-publishing, then Melissa is happy to teach you all she has picked up over her years in the business.

Check out the different courses below...

school holiday writing program

In the July school holidays, Melissa ran a very successful course for budding writers with a great story idea that that they weren't sure what to do with. It went so well, she is going to run another one.

The Grow Your Story course will cover how to construct a story from initial concept through to complete manuscript. Melissa will touch on story elements such as: character development, world building, story structure, writing tips, editing tips and how to format a book for people to read. 

The course will be run in Hamilton, New Zealand:

Rototuna High Schools Library - Look out for new courses coming in 2022

Click here for all the details and to register your interest

night class writing program

Coming in 2022, will be an adult version of the above writing course. Aimed to help adults learn the craft of writing, this 4-session, weekly night class, will equip writers with the skills they need to get started on their writing journey.

Learn how to take your initial idea and develop it into a novel readers won't be able to put down.

Click here to find out more and register your interest

self-publishing 101 course

Coming in 2022, Melissa will run a night class to cover the basics of self-publishing. This course is for people who have already developed their creative writing skills and have a manuscript that is close to being ready for publication.

Watch this space for more details coming soon.

Any questions: email


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