Hunkering Down? Get Creative. Start Writing…

Hunkering down at home due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)? Now might be the perfect time to start that story you’ve always wanted to tell. Michele Gierck, an experienced non-fiction writer, can work with you, via Skype or phone, to write, or help you write, your story. For those of you who are not sure where to begin, YOU MIGHT ONLY NEED A COUPLE OF SESSIONS WITH MICHELE TO KICK-START YOUR CREATIVITY.

If you’d like to discuss your writing project with Michele, please get in touch with her via the contact page on her website. (www.michelegierck.com.au)

Although based in Australia, Michele has been working with people in the USA and Europe for a number of years.

Recent praise for Michele’s writing, or help writing, memoirs:

‘Michele genuinely loves what she does. This is evident not only by the finished product but the way she goes above and beyond throughout the process of writing a book. I highly recommend Michele.’ (Tracey Hughes – Biography)
“I decided to put pen to paper and write my migrant journey. I am indebted to Michele Gierck for her guidance, incredible insight and structural ability so that my story flowed, resulting in the completion of a magnificent outcome, both as a literary achievement and quality of finished book. I can confidently recommend Michele as a true professional.’
Sam Tarascio, Founder and Executive Chairman of Salta Properties, one of Australia’s Top 50 privately-owned companies.

Image copyright Michele Gierck (Michele speaking at a literary event)

Fabulous Reader Feedback

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It’s great getting reader responses to Fraying. So many people whose parents have had dementia have written to me, and I find their stories so moving.

Here’s a few lines received this week.
‘I purchased a copy of Fraying and I simply couldn’t put it down. It was like I was reading my own life experiences with my mother… Thank you so much for writing this story for me too. It will remain a most treasured book on my bookshelf and shared with others.’

All I can say is thank you, thank you to readers.
The more we share our stories, the richer the community. Stories, after all, are our treasures.
Michele Gierck
Author/Freelance Writer/Speaker

Readers’ Delight

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Thanks so much to those readers who have taken time to write to me to tell me of the delight they have taken in my latest book, Fraying: Mum, memory loss, the medical maze and me.

One of those responses, from a trauma nurse who, it turns out, grew up in an orphanage was so touching. Reading about her life, I began to see Fraying through new eyes.

We have all walked such different paths, and stories are such a great way to understand the path others tread.

Image: Maguk, Kakadu National Park, Australia (Gotta get yourself there!)
Image and text copyright: Michele Gierck

Launch – Fraying: Mum, memory loss, the medical maze and me

Launch – Fraying: Mum, memory loss, the medical maze and me

So pleasing to see my latest book- Fraying: Mum, memory loss, the medical maze and me – in stores. Celebrated with an ‘In Conversation’ with Morag Fraser, at Readings Hawthorn.

(Pic – Michele Gierck on the left, Morag Fraser on the right.)

To hear Michele Gierck’s radio interview with Richard Fidler, broadcast across Australia, here’s the links.

ABC website: http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2015/02/25/4186353.htm

On SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/abc-conversations/michele-gierck-caring-for-my-mum-with-alzheimers

Fraying is available as a paperback, or an ebook.

 

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Pursuing An Idea

Pursuing An Idea

BabyTern&MumOnBeachCreativity is a fascinating process. Critical to it, and I’m speaking from a writer’s perspective, is the capacity and determination to pursue an idea – be it fashionable or not.

And to believe in it. Relentlessly.

It was like that with my first book, published in 2006. And so it is with the current two!

 

 

 

 

Image: Baby and Mother Tern, Lord Howe Island, Australia

Text and Image copyright Michele Gierck

www.michelegierck.com.au

 

Inspiration

Inspiration

Maguk, Kakadu National ParkInspiration must be one of the most precious, unpurchasable gifts of life. And I’ve been lapping it up as I work on my children’s book about two beautiful fish who embark on a wild adventure. These days , it seems as if much of my inspiration is drawn from nature.

Photo: Maguk Walk, Kakadu National Park, Australia

Text and Image Copyright Michele Gierck

www.michelegierck.com.au

 

 

Stories

Stories are a precious gift. And good ones are long remembered. Sometimes simply slowing down, being present, and listening, we unearth amazing stories. And nowhere is this more apparent than being out in the wilds of the world.

Photo: The Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Photo and Text: © Michele Gierck