Freelance writer • Interviewer
Content creator with a human touch
I'm Madeleine Dore, a freelance writer, interviewer and content producer 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, a bi-monthly profile for Audrey Daybook, 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.
My writing for publications including Sunday Life, Womankind, Muse, 99u, BBC Capital, Kill Your Darlings and more, regularly explores the latest in philosophy, psychology and productivity research.
I'm a regular event host, panel chair and live interviewer and was an inaugural board member of Creative Women's Circle.
+ Sunday Life magazine
+ BBC Capital
+ NGV Magazine
+ Muse magazine
+ The Design Files
+ Kill Your Darlings
+ The Big Issue
+ Australia Post
+ Australia Pacific Technical College
+ Frankly So
Appearances & highlights
+ Junket Unconference, 2017
+ Melbourne Writers Festival 2015, 2017
+ The Leap Stories, 2017
+ FKKD Presents live interview Georgia Frances King
+ General Assembly, 2016
+ Creative Mornings on the theme of 'Action'
+ Express Media Awards, Best New Project (Vic) 2014
+ FECK Art Prize 2015, Runner-up 2015
+ Emerging Writers' Festival 2015, 2016
+ Digital Writers Festival 2015
+ ABC News 24
+ ABC 774 Melbourne
+ ABC 702 Sydney
+ ABC 720 Perth