Writing


Emma is published weekly in mX Newspaper with her ‘How Was It For You?’ column, which has been running since 2010. She has also had features stories in CLEO Magazine, Jetstar Magazine and writes on a freelance basis for companies such as Fairfax, Agenda City, Yahoo’s Shine and more. Scroll down for writing samples.


Why Twilight Sucks

Posted by Emma on Mar 7, 2010 in Features, Relationships | Comments Off

Why Twilight Sucks

Stephenie Meyer very nearly ruined my marriage before it had barely begun. Honestly, Twilight should come with a warning label: May Cause Unforeseen Disappointment with One’s Love Life. It’s being called The Edward Factor – the power romantic books and movies have to ruin your love life by setting up unrealistic expectations for your relationships. For those that have been hiding under a rock and aren’t familiar with Twilight: Edward Cullen is an insanely handsome teenage vampire who bloodlusts after Bella, a regular human girl. Bella...

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Save Your Marriage

Posted by Emma on Oct 11, 2012 in Save Your Marriage eBook | 203 comments

ONE MONTH TO A MORE EXCITING, MORE FULFILLING RELATIONSHIP. ARE YOU BORED WITH YOUR RELATIONSHIP? We all know how this thing called love works, right? You grow up, you meet a handsome prince or gorgeous princess and you fall in love. You get married and then – here comes the best bit – you live Happily Ever After. Except, we’ve been given the wrong information. We’re taught that if it’s ‘true love’, we won’t have to work hard at it. That everything will fall into place. That if it is...

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Clap if You Believe in Soulmates

Posted by Emma on Dec 1, 2010 in 'How Was It For You?' mX Column, Features | Comments Off

Clap if You Believe in Soulmates

One thing you should know about me is that I’m a hopeless romantic. Roses, candles, love letters, chocolates… I’m a sucker for all the tacky clichés and I don’t care if it’s wrong. I don’t even want to be right. When I was younger and more impressionable I also believed in soulmates… That there was one person you were destined to be with forever. That would make you happy, connect with you on all levels, rock your world like never before. But I don’t anymore. Like Santa and the tooth fairy, adulthood and a healthy dose of...

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The Etiquette of Dating

Posted by Emma on Dec 1, 2010 in 'How Was It For You?' mX Column, Features | Comments Off

The Etiquette of Dating

What has happened to manners? It seems everyone is so busy these days that there is no time for niceties – returning emails, RSVPing to parties and even saying thank you have fallen by the wayside. When it happens with friends, we can understand, kiss and make up. In the dating jungle, however, bad manners are unforgivable. I was out one night (eons ago) in a bar, having a table-dancing, heel-kicking great time with a bunch of girlfriends. Cue entry of cute blond. He buys me a drink, we chat for awhile and even sneak in a pash. He secures my...

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Hand-in-Hand.

Posted by Emma on Mar 1, 2010 in 'How Was It For You?' mX Column, Features | Comments Off

Hand-in-Hand.

Nothing melts the heart quite like watching an elderly couple walking along hand-in-hand together. I saw an octogenarian couple crossing Swanston Street the other day. They didn’t even look as though they could negotiate the street without one another. The husband had a walking stick, the wife a hunched back. They were clinging to each other’s hands in support and care. And perhaps even from years of habit. What is it about watching a little old couple show such affection for each other that tugs at our heartstrings? Picture the same old...

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