John Marsden Writing Topic #366

Write about a memorable piece of writing you once did**

So What Do You Do? 

This is a column I wrote when I was seventeen years old specifically for Dolly Magazine. By that point in time I had been a loyal reader for years and the Magazine were asking for contributions from readers for their DollyYou section.

As I was halfway through my HSC, making decisions for my future and people constantly asking me what my decisions were, was constantly on my mind. I thought a column about my feelings towards these decisions and people asking about them due to where I was in life at that time, would be perfect for Dolly. I wrote the column, sent it through to the editor and it was published, although I was disappointed by how much the editor cut it down and re-wrote it.

This piece is memorable for me as it was my first piece of writing that was published in a major national publication.

 

My column was published in the January 2008 issue, it is on the left hand side of the page.

My column was published in the January 2008 issue of Dolly Magazine, it is on the left hand side of the page.

 

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

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