I'm Madeleine Dore, a freelance writer, interviewer and content strategist based in Melbourne.
Curious about how creativity is reflected in our daily lives, I founded the online interview project Extraordinary Routines sharing conversations with artists, writers, and entrepreneurs to better understand how we live.
Under the Extraordinary Routines banner, I have collaborated with esteemed publications, including a monthly column on Kill Your Darlings and previously a monthly series on Australia's biggest design blog, The Design Files.
Dedicated to communities that encourage entrepreneurial and artistic careers, in my previous role as deputy editor at ArtsHub I developed a strong focus on career advice and self-improvement, and such features continue to be the most read in the industry website's history. Today, I contribute a monthly column exploring creative self-help topics.
I'm a regular event host and live interviewer and recently founded the event series Side Project Sessions to help people create time and space to work on whatever they're putting off.
+ Sunday Life magazine
+ ABC Life
+ BBC Capital
+ NGV Magazine
+ Muse magazine
+ The Design Files
+ Kill Your Darlings
+ The Big Issue
+ Australia Post
+ Australia Pacific
+ Frankly So
+ Junket Unconference, 2017
+ Melbourne Writers Festival 2015, 2017
+ Emerging Writers' Festival 2015, 2016, 2018
+ The Leap Stories, 2017
+ FKKD Presents live interview Georgia Frances King
+ General Assembly, 2016
+ Creative Mornings on the theme of 'Action' , 2016
+ FECK Art Prize 2015, Runner-up 2015
+ Digital Writers Festival 2015
+ ABC News 24
+ ABC 774 Melbourne
+ ABC 702 Sydney
+ ABC 720 Perth
+ Express Media Awards, Best New Project (Vic) 2014