Melissa Abramovitz is a versatile writer who enjoys writing for all age groups, from preschoolers through adults. While she specializes in nonfiction magazine articles and educational books on health topics, she also writes on a variety of other topics, including science, nature, and history. She has published some fiction and poetry as well, and has written several rhyming children's picture books.
Melissa is the author of hundreds of magazine articles for all age groups and more than 30 educational books for children and teens. Her book for writers, A Treasure Trove of Opportunity: How to Write and Sell Articles for Children's Magazines, was released by E and E Publishing in 2012, and her children's picture book, ABC's of Health and Safety was published by Guardian Angel Publishing, also in 2012.
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People often ask me why professional writers attend conferences and take classes to upgrade our skills. Writing is easy, isn't it? Actually, writing well is not easy. Here's a poem I wrote about being a writer.
By Melissa Abramovitz
I want to make you smile and laugh and cry
Feel the wrenching pain of a last goodbye
Taste the juice of a ripe tangerine
Relax on plush seats in a limousine
Soar with the song of a rich baritone
See rainbows of light through a polished stone
Say “oh no!” and “really cool!” and “all right!”
Stay up reading for the entire night.
But all I have is words on a plain page
No other props to decorate my stage
No canvas board to show a flower’s hue
No haunting movie score to frighten you
I must make my words paint and sing and dance
Lure readers into mystery and romance
My words sculpt buildings and tear them apart
I’m a writer, so words are my art.
With all these things that my words must achieve
If you think writing’s easy, you’re naïve!