Rosie's next Writing Retreat
at Fiji's Daku Resort
22nd- 29th September, 2012
At least two of the 2011 class have already rebooked for 2012 so you might need to book early
A few testimonials from participants
I recently had the great fortune to participate in a creative writing
course with renowned author Rosie Scott. Once a year Rosie holds her class at
the Daku Resort just outside of the seaside village of Savusavu in beautiful
Fiji. Upon meeting Rosie the first day I was filled with a renewed sense of
confidence and the desire to put pen to paper once more! Her daily writing
exercises, feedback and one-on-one sessions were absolutely fantastic,
insightful and extremely helpful.
Rosie, thank you for everything! I look forward to working with you once
more! All the best!
Scott is a terrific teacher – probably the best I’ve encountered.
And I’ve studied a lot. In fact I never felt like I was being
‘taught’, but instead, her methods helped to peel back layers.
Rosie has a wonderful personality and a knack at understanding exactly
what each person in the group needs to take their writing to the next
- During the workshops at Daku, Rosie got us thinking deeply about our whole approach to writing - a lot more than
just technique and style. We were encouraged to examine our
motives in wanting to write in the first place. For me, it was
a great awakening!
- Kevin McGrath
Just how fortunate could I be? Here I was at beautiful, peaceful Daku Resort,
with a group of respectful and fun-loving writers, and a mentor named Rosie
Scott. Rosie is friendly, perceptive, a skilful mentor and an established
novelist and teacher of creative writing. She made the week good fun, yet it was
also rigorous, and both the workshops and exercises revealed skills in my
writing that I didn’t know I possessed. I came home realising I really could
write, but also with a clear understanding of the areas of the craft I need to
develop. Amidst the humdrum silliness of daily life, I am still writing
everyday, a sure sign that Rosie and the group members had a positive, lasting
effect on me. People at home say ‘stick at it, you’ll get there’ when I tell
them I am writing a novel. Writers know all about ‘stickability’; it’s called
‘bum glue’. It is true that bum glue is needed, but more importantly, Rosie
Scott must be your mentor.
- Thank you for being a fabulous guru, beacon of hope and all
round inspiration. Your words of wisdom and support have motivated me to be
much more selective and focussed in my writing. Your knowledge of
publishing,uncanny nous in multiple styles of writing, and ability to cut to
- of matters along with your skillful facilitation of a fabulous group
of writers made our short time rich with laughter, insight and most
importantly motivation to improve. I can't believe in less than a week
my perspective on writing, publishing and my characters changed!
- Just back from my trip to Fiji with Rosie. What a memorable
and productive week. Thanks to Rosie and my fellow writers I regained my
enthusiasm, found the blind spot in my manuscript and belly laughed to
bursting in such lovely company. What more could I have asked for? Ah, sunny,
languid days and starry starry nights. Yes. We had all that as well. Who
would have thought that the lovely staff and the amazing climate of Fiji
would end up being only the backdrop. Now I am sitting in Melbourne looking
at the laptopscreen and when my energy flags I think about that jewel of a
week and smile.
- Lisa Schutz
- The combination of Rosie Scott and
the Daku resort and family made the manuscript mentoring course a perfect
week. Rosie is nurturing, motivating and inspiring, and she helped me out of
the hole I'd dug for myself and renewed my enthusiasm for writing
- Belinda Henwood