Long Weekend Editing

Melbourne recently had the Queens Birthday public holiday on Monday 11 June, and for once I made good use of my day off. I spent the long weekend house sitting and working on my novel Rare Birds, getting stuck into a hardcopy manuscript with a red pen (and plenty of cute bird-themed tabs): It was

Short Story Collection

Those of you who may have seen my social media or kindly asked how my novel is going will know it’s taken a backseat while I finish a short story collection. Titled Watching Cartoons with Boys, the collection is almost done and I’ve got big things planned. What big things, you ask? Well, I’ll be

Update: Rare Birds

Last night I finished the second rewrite of my debut novel Rare Birds, which is being edited by Zoya Patel in preparation to send to a literary agent. I’ve been calling this the “second” rewrite because getting the manuscript up to a standard that I was happy enough with to show an editor last year

Rare Birds Goes to the Editor

7 years, 1000 drafts (with 1000 more re-writes), 4 writing holidays… and it’s done. Rare Birds is finished! Tonight I’m celebrating with a glass of champagne as the manuscript of my first novel goes off to the editor. Thank you to everyone for their support and enthusiasm over the years since I first drafted this

New Article Published by Farrago

Today is World Book Day and in celebration I’ve written a piece that’s up on Farrago Magazine‘s website. It’s titled “88 Lines about 44 Books” and the structure is (of course) modeled on the lyrics of the 80s new wave classic by The Nails. It’s a fun, general interest piece based on my years of

Website Launch

Welcome to EmmaMichelle.com.au! This is my new professional website to showcase my different writing projects, and to collect all of my social media presences in the one place. I would love to hear from other writers, readers and creative types who can spare some time to provide feedback on my website and any suggestions for