Riding the Wind


by: Rosanne Hawke

Publish date: 3/6/2019
Pages: 358
Publisher: Morning Star Publishing
Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
ISBN: 9780648453765

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Do you aspire to write fiction for children and young adults? Do you want to hone your skills or simply want to discover what an author’s day is like and how she turns an idea into a published book?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, Riding the Wind will take you where you want to go. Award-winning Australian author and teacher Rosanne Hawke offers a fresh approach to learning to write by sharing her knowledge through her experience – this is a textbook cum memoir, with a personal touch that mentors the reader. Riding the Wind distils her practice and wisdom in both writing and teaching, making this a valuable guide which offers an extensive range of topics and realistic encouragement to writers. Rosanne writes from a faith perspective, bringing the spiritual and the practical together in a way accessible to readers of all persuasions.

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Rosanne Hawke has taught creative writing at Tabor Adelaide since 2006 as an adjunct and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing. She has written thirty books for young people, including Shahana, Marrying Ameera, Soraya the Storyteller and Taj and the Great Camel Trek which won the 2012 SA Festival Award for children’s literature. Rosanne is the 2015 recipient of the Nance Donkin award, is a Carclew, Asialink, Varuna, and May Gibbs Fellow, plus a Bard of Cornwall. She holds a PhD from the University of Adelaide and won three teaching awards including an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

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1 review for Riding the Wind

  1. Eleanor Nilsson author of Writing for Children

    Riding the Wind is an eminently readable discussion about writing from a very successful practitioner. It is generous, sensible, practical and wide-ranging. The tips and insights evident throughout would be of help to any writer, no matter how experienced. She reveals how she learnt to be a writer herself, overcoming difficulties, always prepared to listen to criticism and rewrite from scratch if necessary. This aspect of the book will be particularly encouraging for aspiring writers.

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