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I love my job!

The things I like best about writing nonfiction (which is mostly what I write) is that I learn soooooo much when researching the topics I write about, and that I like knowing that my work can have a positive impact on young peoples' love of learning and goals.

My college degree is in psychology (University of California, San Diego) and I'm also a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature.  

I am passionate about animal welfare, and enjoy volunteering regularly at my local animal shelter. 

I started writing professionally in 1986, when my children were growing up, because I wanted a part-time career while mainly being a stay-at-home mom. 

Favorite books: Gone With the Wind and Chariots of Fire.
Favorite movies: Gone With the Wind  and Chariots of Fire. 

Favorite types of music are classical and opera. 

Favorite singers are Jose Cura, Andrea Bocelli, and Jonas Kaufmann.

Favorite Biblical verse: "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven." (Ecclesiastes) 

Life philosophy: Above all, I want to make the world a better place than it would have been had I not been here.  

Favorite prayer: The Serenity Prayer: "Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change , the courage to change the things I can change, and the wisdom to know the difference."

Melissa Abramovitz
By Melissa Abramovitz 05 Dec, 2017
Check out my article about Breaking the Rules When It Comes To Writing
By Melissa Abramovitz 09 Mar, 2017

These articles are free, and I am listing links to several recent columns here. I also teach teleclasses (not free, but very very inexpensive, for those who are interested. The Wealthy Writer's Club website has links to audio replays of those classes.  Links to recent articles:

One Writer's New Year's Resolutions http:// wealthywritersclub.com/13605/writing-for-children-2/one-writers-new-years-resolutions/  

The Benefits of Rhyme http:// wealthywritersclub.com/13436/writing-for-children-2/benefits-of-rhyme/   

Think Like A Child   http://wealthywritersclub.com/14760/think-like-a-child-if-you-want-to-write-for-children/  

By Melissa Abramovitz 03 Jan, 2017
Did you know that magazines for children and teens are hungry for good nonfiction articles? If you're thinking of writing for this market, my book for writers, "A Treasure Trove of Opportunity: How To Write and Sell Articles for Children's Magazines," contains everything you need to know! It's available on Amazon.  
By Melissa Abramovitz 03 Jan, 2017
CLICK HERE to check it out 

See Herbie Hedgehog's book trailer at   https://youtube/FxLKvf_Ts5E      
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