Virtual Writers’ Group is for writers of all ages. Sessions are held weekly, however they are stand alone, meaning if you miss a session, you won’t miss out.
Each session is run via Zoom and has an opportunity for writers to ask questions of a published author as well as have fun with a writing prompt.
Once you book, you will receive the details to join the session.
Note, all times are Melbourne, Australia time.
Sessions continue during school holidays, however are not running on public holidays.
My son has always felt the need to shield himself from writing and reading as he suffers anxiety and is still on his reading and writing journey. He doesn’t just pick up a book, nor does he or can he write from his head.
We attended our first session, with the Writer’s Club last year and he spent more then half of it listening to Melissa and the other participants. This in itself was good to see. We started homeschooling Kaydn from term four 2020 due to lack of mainstream support and labelling which wasn’t favourable.
Melissa encouraged us to participate and attend and gave us the idea of Master 8 using technology to dictate and transcribe his stories into words.
We started doing this and since that time he has half a dozen stories he has done and is so relaxed doing it this way. He feels like he is included and contributing.
He was an excited and genuinely proud of himself that a story of his was included in a newsletter and then he found out that he was included an the second anthology.
We thank Melissa for how she acknowledges him and she encourages him without overwhelming him.
He has just needed someone to champion him, to get him and to realise he has so much to offer in a way that makes sense to him.
Ree Barrow, Western Australia