Working from home series: Productivity

April 15, 2020 This week my conversations with clients getting used to working from home, many of them with children who are adjusting to schooling from home, have centred on productivity. Here are a few simple things I’ve learnt over the past 20 years that help keep me ‘productive’ in my home office: Set a routine and accept...
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Living in a virtual world for 20 years

April 1, 2020 A lot of people think that I write books all day (actually most of you know by now that at the moment I’m NOT writing books all day given that I haven’t published a novel since 2017!) – what many don’t know is that I have owned my own media and marketing company for more...
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Who is Jessica Pearce?

March 17, 2020 Inbetween mp|media solutions deadlines and projects, I delve into the pages of crime novels, both fictional and true crime, inspired by the disappearance of my cousin Ursula Barwick in 1987. Here’s a few words I have written: In 2018 ago, four days before Christmas, I was sitting in the NSW Coroner’s Court with Mum and...
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Behind the scenes: mp|media solutions

October 28, 2018 If you pop in and visit this website and see the dates on my Hot of the Press posts, or check into my latest work gallery, and wonder what I’m up to. I have been in business since mid 2000, at the time of writing that makes it more than 18 years. And it’s always...
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Missing persons advocate: Melissa Pouliot

October 19, 2018 The day I first met the staff in the Australian Federal Police National Missing Persons Coordination Centre set me on a path I could never have predicted (which you can follow via my Melissa Pouliot Author website and social media channels). The support they have provided during the search for Ursula and then with the...
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Author talk turns to the history of women making change

November 30, 2016 A few weeks ago I was special guest at the Bega Evening VIEW Club dinner, a club whose history stems back to 1960 when George Forbes, then General Secretary of The Smith Family, saw the potential for an organisation which allowed women from all walks of life to develop interests outside the home, providing friendship, education...
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Farewell to one of life’s true gentlemen

July 20, 2016 Stewart Petering speaks from the heart at the launch of For Life…how we got the water back. Photo by David Fletcher … By Melissa Pouliot Last week the Wimmera lost one of its true gentlemen with the death of Stewart Petering OAM aged 85. Stewart, a long-time farmer in the Minyip district, was councillor of...
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Active or passive? Or both?

April 13, 2016 By Melissa Pouliot Should you write in active or passive voice? Or both? Not all words are black and white – something every business (and writer) should know. As a young journo I was only ever allowed to use active voice and it’s something I’ve carried through my writing life. The reason I prefer to...
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I am a word artist

March 30, 2016 I am an artist. An artist of words. My artistic journey started at a very young age. My first published work was in my local paper, The Quirindi Advocate, when I was just eight years old. It was entitled Santa’s Elf. The smallest and brightest elf in the North Pole. The opening words are, of course,...
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