Welcome to WriterSpark!

I’m Melissa Bourbon, founder of WriterSpark and WriterSpark Academy, an online learning platform for writers. I’m a teacher, content creator, and National Bestselling author of more than 25 books. 

I created WriterSpark as a way to pay it forward. My first novel was published in 2008. In the years since, I’ve honed my craft, learned about the industry, and figured out how to balance my writing life with the rest of my life. I want to share what I’ve learned with you.

Get to Know Me on the ABOUT page. 

You can learn about my path to publication, and more.

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I’ve had writing craft articles  published in various publications, and have been a speaker at many events. This content, as well as articles on craft, are found on the blog. 

Writing Prompts

My entire writing career started with writing prompts. A friend and I met once a month at a coffee shop where we chose prompts from a book and just wrote. It wasn’t long before I had created a character. In short order, that character had a family, friends, and a job. This all evolved into what became my first published book. Every week, I post writing prompts to help you tap into your creativity. 


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Settle in and read about novel writing, story structure, character development, explore the writing prompts, and learn about WriterSpark Academy courses.

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