Mel Lewis

Mel Lewis is known inside the Colony as Mel L. If you’re not yet a member, it’s free to join as a Basic Member.

I hail from Toronto, Canada but have lived more than half of my life abroad – from the US to France and now a sunny corner of the Swiss Alps.
My first job as a copywriter was to edit my unwieldy first name into something more like me: short and to the point. So it was that I morphed from Mary Ellen into Mel.
My love of language began with English and now extends to French along with a soupçon of German.
My writing? From fiction to memoir, it's often irreverent, sometimes funny and occasionally moving. Always character-driven.


What Wordle taught me about writing

I’ve been doing the daily Wordle puzzle since it started. In case you missed it, Wordle is an online game that gives you six chances...
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Read. Write. Repeat.

“Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug. That opening line is indelibly inked in my memory. Other fictional characters...

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