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Welcome to the writing website of Melissa Lawrence.
Before I became a writer I was a teacher, an adult education tutor, a community development worker,  a publicity and publications officer and a cashier in a betting shop. But not all at the same time!
Maybe it was because I'd had so many different jobs and careers that when I decided I wanted to be a writer, I became a freelance journalist specialising in writing articles about work issues for national newspapers and magazines. I did that quite successfully for several years but I really wanted to write fiction and poetry, especially for children, so eventually I did that as well.
I recently changed direction career-wise again and set up a "portfolio career" (the trendy phrase for having more than one job!) and I'm now a designer, a crafter and a musical entertainer, as well as a writer. You can find out more about my designing and crafting at and about my music at However, writing will always be my first love and is definitely the work I feel I was born to do.
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