Corissa Rieschieck

“Creativity is letting your mind roam where it will and producing something to showcase the journey.”


First Novel

A work in progress that I am so excited to be working on. I am ever hopeful that I will be successful in finding a publisher for this manuscript when I am satisfied that it is ready to be presented to the world.

The tale of a land that has been drawn and quartered, and of the girl who must somehow learn to navigate her way through the conflict that surrounds her in order to learn all there is to know of her past and the power of which she is capable.

Masters of Arts (Writing & Literature) - Course & Thesis

Completing a Masters Degree has long been a dream I have held and to be currently working towards that goal delights me. Studying with Deakin University, Victoria, I am tackling the course work that is presented to me with great enjoyment.

Alongside this, is the constant knowledge that writing a thesis is not too far ahead in my future and so this is something I have also begun to direct my attention towards. The works of Isobelle Carmody are some of the most remarkable fantasy novels going around. Focusing upon a selection of Carmody's novels (currently Obernewtyn, The Gathering, and Greylands), my thesis will consider how she has portrayed power within each text, and the effects this power has upon the characters and worlds that she has created.


Poetry is a passion close to my heart. I am constantly working on new pieces to showcase. Focusing upon a number of different topics - first love, post-traumatic stress, becoming a mother and more - I am slowly building a collection with the aim to publish a chapbook of my work.

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