John Marsden Writing Topic #137

From Writing Topic #131 until Writing Topic #149 are “based on a book”. The book I have chosen to focus on is Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern.

Choose a character from the book and write the similarities and differences between you and that character**

For this writing topic, I have chosen to compare myself to Rosie.



-Rosie and I both knew what we wanted to do career-wise when we were kids

-Rosie and I both believe in true love

-Rosie and I both value our friendships

-Rosie and I both communicate with loved ones mostly through emails

-Rosie and I both live in apartments

-Rosie and I are both single (with the exception of when she is married, Rosie is constantly single)



-I only have one sibling whereas Rosie has two

-Rosie has a child, I don’t

-Rosie has been married, I haven’t (not yet anyway)

-Rosie smokes, I don’t

-Rosie has a life-long male best friend, I don’t

-Rosie’s parents have died, mine haven’t

-Rosie has worked for a paperclip factory, a school and two hotels, I haven’t


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


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