Rose Allan, a New Zealander, lives at Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. She is a prizewinning author and editor, and a highly skilled and experienced writing tutor.

For the past 15 years she has run a Writers Consultancy specializing in empowering other writers and helping them to bring their works to fruition. She is passionate about writing that is honest and has the courage to dig deeply.

Her workshops:Writing from the Heart, Your Story Matters(Life Writing), 'The Art of the Short Story (Short Fiction) and 'Writing as Therapy'  are eagerly sought after. New workshops: Editing is not for Wimps and 'Is It any Good?' are in the pipeline.

Her teaching is informed by the breadth of her experience in both writing and publishing: as editor for medical and engineering journals; for Scholastic Publications in London and for Off Campus Studies at Deakin University; as a newspaper feature writer for the New Zealand Herald and as literary editor for Boardwalk  Magazine.

She has taught English in secondary schools, Literacy at a Technical Institute and Creative Writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Her two published books of imaginative non-fiction: ‘Out of this Whirlwind’ (Heinemann) and ‘Spirit of Noosa, Noosa National Park’  (Spectrum Publications) combine word and photographic image.

Her short stories and poetry are published nationally and internationally in literary journals and have won a number of awards.

In  2004 she received the Booranga Writers Fellowship to work on her Ms. ‘Darkroom’ about a photographer with a disturbing past...  

   
Rose is working on a collection of her short fiction under the working title, ‘Touch’.

 Also a novel, working title, ‘Surfacing’.

She is equally devoted to assisting other writers in their pursuit of excellence. And receiving comments, like those below, is  as fulfilling to Rose as when her own work is published.

"Rose Allan helped me take my book from its first 1000 words to a completed 90,000 word manuscript. She immediately saw the potential in my writing and was always encouraging, while also offering constructive advice wherever it was needed. I enjoyed working one-on-one with Rose as she made me feel completely comfortable sharing my work and opening up to her honest and considered feedback. She expertly identified the areas in which I excelled and deftly pointed out my weaker writing.

I asked Rose to work with me as an editor, but I also received an extended master class in writing through her astute observations of my work. I know my writing has improved immensely through working with her and would not hesitate to recommend her as a brilliant writing mentor and editor."

Leigh Robshaw.

Dear Rose, good news! On Thursday night, ‘Sing us Home’ won the Aspiring Writers Mentorship (with Harper Collins) and received the Charlotte Waring Barton Award for 2018.’

Thank you so much for your help. Just had to let you know. Cheers, Peta.

  Rose has acted as a judge of literary competitions, and is a frequent speaker at Literary and International Women’s
  Day events. She is a member of the Queensland Writers Centre, the Australian Society of Authors, and is a
  Varuna Alumni.

 

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