Rosanne Hawke

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When little I ran around with a jotter and a pencil, pretending to write a story but not knowing how to spell any words except Dick, Dora and cat. My mother asked me to tell stories. A lot of my stories stayed in my head, as being the youngest and living in the country didn't bring many opportunities for an audience. I was born in Penola, in South Australia. We had a sheep farm until I was six, then we moved to a property in Central Queensland. I went to school at a one-teacher school in Banana, a little country town named after a bullock.

My first short story was published in the Moura State School magazine in 1967 when I was in grade 8. At 14 years, I moved back to South Australia and attended Gawler High School where I won an Arts Schola
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Rosanne Hawke I don't believe in writers block. When I get 'stuck' it's a normal part of my process where I need to do more work on my character in my creative jour…moreI don't believe in writers block. When I get 'stuck' it's a normal part of my process where I need to do more work on my character in my creative journal, or do more research to feed my plot ideas. If I have done a certain amount of outlining and getting to know my characters I will have a fair idea of where they need to be by the end. I also try not to confuse important life events with writer's block, e.g. when my mother died I didn't feel like writing, but I knew that wasn't writers block -- it was grief. Every writer's process is different but this is how I manage what many call writer's block. If I believed in such a thing I might use it as an excuse not to write.(less)
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