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Hi, I’m Michelle. I want to help you write with confidence.

 
 

The Unfinished Bookshelf started as a place to discuss my latest reads. The blog gave me confidence as a shy university student and introduced me to new people and ideas. As I’ve grown, so too has The Unfinished Bookshelf.

After five years of non-stop action in the frenetic pace of a newsroom, I decided to step back from full-time work. I quit my job in May 2019, and moved with my partner Jack to the UK.

It’s not exactly a gap year though, because I’m studying a Masters of Arts (Writing and Literature). I’m also building a business around my passion for writing, editing, and podcasting.

I’m creating resources and explaining the technical side of writing with bloggers in mind. You’ve got passion to share, and I want to help you do that with a confident and professional online voice.

Podcasts are my other obsession. I wrote a true crime podcast ideal for listeners who enjoyed Serial or Dirty John. Predator is on iTunes and Spotify, and you can read about why I had to write this story here.

Each fortnight I get chatty about books and feminism with my best friend on our podcast, Better Words, where we interview talented creative types. 

In seven years of blogging and book reviewing, I have regularly worked with publishers and brands such as Allen & Unwin, the Centre for Youth Literature, Pan MacMillan, University of Queensland Press, Bloomsbury, and Text Publishing.

Have a look around The Unfinished Bookshelf and come chat to me on Twitter, Instagram or shoot me an email at unfinishedbookshelf@gmail.com

 

My Values

 
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Kindness

There’s nothing more important than kindness, in life and online. I believe in creating a non-judgemental space where everyone feels welcome.


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Passion

Passion shared with purpose creates invigorating energy that’s hard to ignore. Whatever you love, use it to tell your story and connect with other people.

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Empowerment

Everyone deserves to feel confident in their online presence. Good writing isn’t a privilege and we don’t have to be published authors to tell stories with confident and unique voices.

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Support

Because everyone needs a personal cheerleader, right? We all need someone to ask for advice, to bounce ideas off, to celebrate the big wins and small.

Here’s how I can help you