If I could choose my own name …

Who am I?

If I could choose my own name
I’d choose something that’s bold and fits
Like anger, aggression or cunningly brash
By the skin of my teeth but with timing and…


There’s one thing you can always tap into

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A valuable tool for all kinds of writers

Screenshot of style sheet template. Supplied by author.

What the heck is a style sheet?


A MG spec-fic adventure featuring crocodiles, sharks, and more

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‘I was just on a crazy day where I just sent anything off that day. Apparently that works!’ — Bren MacDibble


Short Fiction

A Furious Fiction Story

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Here’s why I’m not going to punish my daughter for using swear words

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And accepting all the things left unsaid

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Melissa-Jane Nguyen

Writer and editor. Writing about parenting, writing and life. Working on YA novel. Tea drinker. Book lover. Wife. Mother. https://melissajane.substack.com/

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