About Writing

Here are some musings and reflections on writing and storytelling from Rosanne, and also what she's been reading. Tip no 1: to be a good writer you have to read a lot, so why not include articles about reading here as well.


Reading The White Tiger

Lately I've read some novels set in India. One of the most memorable is A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. Most outline the problems in India, but I think The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga is the first I've read which shows a character actually 'breaking free' of the social system, a system of conformity that helps keep a billion people living in poverty and subservience.

The Writing Process Blog Hop

Janeen Brian has asked me to participate in the Writing Process Blog Hop and I have asked Vikki Wakefield. See all our responses here.

The Writing Process Blog Hop

What I'm reading now

I am often asked what I like to read. Itis a hard question to answer as it changes constantly..,

Asian-Australian Children's Literature: Interviews with seven Authors

Read interviews with authors on Asian-Australian children's literature. Compiled by Michelle Dicinoski, QLD University of Technology

Blog Tour Award 2015

Sally Heinrich invited me to join the Blog Tour Award and here are my responses with some pics from the writing journal I kept for The Truth About Peacock Blue.

Blog Tour Award 2015

Books I've read

Books that influenced me. My earliest reading memory is looking at...

Books I've read

Paper Published 'Crossing Borders: Writing Marrying Ameera'

'Crossing Borders in Faith and Culture: Writing Marrying Ameera'

Paper written about Rosanne's books by Emma Bennett

'Cornish- Australian identity and the novels of Rosanne Hawke', a paper written by Emma Bennett has been published in Cornish Studies 20, edited by Philip Payton.

Paper written about Rosanne's books by Emma Bennett

Reading 'Matched' by Ally Condie

It was so interesting to see the parallel between Ally Condie's 'Matched' and 'Marrying Ameera'.

Reading and Writing

Maybe every writer whether they know it or not learnt to write by reading.

Reading to Young Children

I believe reading to children at a young age is beneficial in language acquisition.

Reading to Young Children

Rosanne asked to be patron

I am very honoured to be asked to be the patron of the Kernewek Lowender (Cornish Festival) writing activities for children.

Rosanne asked to be patron

Stirring the Possum

I was honoured to be included on a panel led by Allan Holmes from DENR with Michael Leunig and Elder Tom Trevorrow discussing our connection to country. Listen to the podcast here.

Tabor Adelaide

Rosanne teaches Creative Writing at Tabor Adelaide. Find out more about Tabor Adelaide here.

The Next Big Thing Blog Trail

I've been invited to take part in The Next Big Thing blog trail talking about a new release. Here is some information about Shahana: Through My Eyes.

Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier

A review of 'Tower of Thorns', Juliet Marillier's new novel featuring the healer, Blackthorn and her companion, Grim

What I've been Reading Lately

I've read some great books in the last few months so I will mention some of them here.

Writing for Children

I am asked occasionally if I can write well enough now to do an adult novel... ...writing for children is every bit as difficult as writing for adults

Writing for Children

Writers in Conversation

The following article was published in ANZTLA* Conference Papers Spring 2006, and was presented (along with Christobel Mattingley & Anne Bartlett) at the 21st ANZTLA conference held in Adelaide, July 2006. (*Australian & New Zealand Theological Library Association.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions often asked by students or young writers, e.g. How did you write your books and get published? What is your writing and publishing process?

Writing Tips & ideas

Writing Tips & ideas

There are tips here from Rosanne a also from other authors. See writing ideas for new writers called Picture This.