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 crafter, designer and a musical entertainer, as well as a writer. You can find out more about my crafting and designing at www.melissalawrencedesigns.com and about my music at www.melmusician.simplesite.com However, writing will always be my first love and is definitely the work I feel I was born to do.
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