John Marsden Writing Topic #24

Nominate five reasons for liking the place you live in and five places for disliking it**


1. Cooler summers and warmer winters

2. There are more public transport options where I live than in my home town

3. Great scenery, in particular the scenery at the beaches

4. More job opportunities where I live than in my home town

5. More things to do where I live than in my home town



1.  Unpredictable weather and severe storms

2.  My house, while close to the train station, I would like it just a little bit closer

3.  Not enough job opportunities in my industry where I live

4.  It’s a long commute to Sydney and there is no mobile phone reception for half of the trip. There are only ever trains once every hour or half hour

5.  The hilly structure of Wollongong is hard on my archless feet


**Reference: Marsden, J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.


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