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Michelle Napolitano

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Email: chilipepper@bigpond.com

ICQ: 107105184

The birth of my love for writing began with a poem, and progressed into song writing, scriptwriting, fiction, autobiographical and screenwriting.
During high school I emersed myself in poetry and scriptwriting, and directed my script 'Back to the Carnival’ for our 1995 Drama Festival.
My first published story 'The Enemy' features in 'Shades of Darkness’ (Australasian Publishing Group 1997); a compilation of short horror stories.
In between high school and University I continued to write poetry and lyrics, and focused on music, performing in a band and writing song lyrics.
I have just completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at Latrobe University, with a double major in English and Cinema Studies.
I have reviewed many films in my course, and have studied the history and elements of film, screenwriting, production and film criticism. I have also studied and taken an interest in many great works of literature, from Chaucer, Shakespeare, Aldous Huxley, Tolkien to Paulo Coehlo; as well as medieval to 20th century poetry.
I have published a film review on 'Jurassic Park 3' in Inpress magazine (Issue 676, 29/8/2001). I am also part of a film review panel titled 'Our Panel' in the Weekend section of The Herald Sun, in which I have provided film commentary on the following dates- 6/10, 20/10, 10/11, 25/11/2001. Recently my short story 'Breathe' was published in 'Art Streams' magazine (summer edition 2001).
My highest ambitions as a writer would be to publish my first novel, publish a book of poetry, and possibly pave my way into the film industry as a screenwriter.

Interests: I have a passion for the arts in general, especially film, music and literature.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes

 

Published works:

Fiction

  • Shades of Darkness
  • Nonfiction

  • Art Streams
  • Inpress