Riding the Wind - Writing for Children and Young Adults

Author(s): Rosanne Hawke

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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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"Riding the Wind has something for everyone. For everyone who is curious about the writing life, here is a chance to find out. By the time I had finished I felt that I had read the literary autobiography of someone I had come to admire very much." – Leland Ryken

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780648453765
  • : Morning Star Publishing Pty, Limited
  • : Morning Star Publishing Pty, Limited
  • : April 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rosanne Hawke
  • : Paperback