About Me

Hi!

I’m Melissa: I’m a twenty year old author from Kent, England. I’m an undergraduate at Canterbury Christ Church University, studying Creative and Professional Writing (BA Hons).

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I write (nearly) everyday and love to read… well everything really. I am eclectic in all manners of the word: I like all kinds of music – from Beethoven to P!nk. I read anything that sounds interesting, my taste in fashion is varied to say the least.

My current aim is just to get my name out there: I’m not trying to get rich from my writing – if you are then you’ve forgotten why you became a writer in the first place. 

Melissa Holden’s Bio:

Melissa Holden is an undergraduate at Canterbury Christ Church University (Creative and Professional Writing BA Hons). As well as studying at university, Melissa is also an Editor for CCCU Her Campus.

She is originally from Dartford, Kent where she grew up but has since moved to Canterbury in order to study.

Melissa has been a professional writer since 2012, but has been writing creatively since a young age. As well as writing, Melissa supports self-publishing movement #IndieBooksBeSeen and helps unpublished authors learn about self-publishing and promotion.

If you would like to check out my fun blog, where I post my opinions, thoughts, and general life: go to: www.youngunknownauthor.wordpress.com

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18 thoughts on “About Me

  1. “My current aim is just to get my name out there: I’m not trying to get rich from my writing – if you are then you’ve forgotten why you became a writer in the first place.”

    I love the sentiment, here. I agree with you and I think too many writers, even indie writers, have forgotten why they became a writer in the first place. It seems like we are on the same journey with different destinations and I look forward to reading more from you.

    Bright Blessings,
    AC Willis

  2. Hey Melissa, good for you on writing every day. Writing for a living is hard, but very satisfying. Keep up the good blogging work, now.
    Chris from sillyoldgoat.com

  3. Hi Melissa, I follow the same writing philosophy as you. I write because I love to, and the small rewards that come from it, such as making others feel good when reading your stories, and the personal praise you get from family and friends. 🙂

  4. I am no longer a 19year old, but feel truly excited to be writing after a professional career where writing only involved reports. So not 19, but a student nevertheless, jealous of your opportunity to study fulltime. Writing is starting to get a real hold of me, and recognition helps to justify the journey, but I would still be travelling even without recognition. Good luck to you. You have the luxury of time to develop your talents.
    Best wishes,
    Carol

  5. Hi Melissa just wanted to say hi. After watching your video (Writers are people too) I was wondering about your experience getting published. Did you do it yourself or did you find a publisher?

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