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Michelle Fincke

Melbourne-based freelance writer. Teaches at Victoria University's Professional Writing and Editing course

Michelle Fincke is a Melbourne-based freelance writer and teaches in Victoria University's Professional Writing and Editing course.
When There's One Less Cracker At Your Christmas

When There's One Less Cracker At Your Christmas Table

Loss is part of living and most of us have done all this before. People come -- babies are particularly welcome -- and they go. But can our celebrations, our precious times together be the same without a foundation member? Is it worth even trying?
22/12/2015 9:26 AM AEDT
Hey Michelle: My Beatles Song Turns

Hey Michelle: My Beatles Song Turns 50

I would have been perfectly happy with another Beatles name. Julia. Martha. Dear Prudence. Lovely Rita. My sparkly, carefree, 20-something Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds would have only slumped into Lucy at the Sink with Dishes many years on.
06/12/2015 7:00 AM AEDT
Confessions Of A Colouring-In

Confessions Of A Colouring-In Champion

Like sleeping beauty, I awoke to find my daggy old hobby had become Prince Charming. Grown ups were colouring pictures and it was cool. In top-selling-book-lists cool. Displayed-in-the-window-of-my-gorgeous-local-bookshop cool. Slagged-off-by-Russell-Brand-in-an-angry-YouTube-tirade cool.
09/10/2015 8:42 AM AEDT