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

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

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