John Marsden Writing Topic #413

Write the chapter headings for your autobiography, make them stylish and intriguing**

My Autobiography

Chapter 1…Starting life from the emergency exit

Chapter 2…The terrible twos extended

Chapter 3…The not-so life changing diagnosis

Chapter 4…Little Rachel goes to school

Chapter 5…Years by the Lake

Chapter 6…Starting at the bottom of the pyramid

Chapter 7…Rachel meet Grief

Chapter 8…Parental cracks

Chapter 9…Climbing to the top of the pyramid

Chapter 10…Lunch breaks and heartaches

Chapter 11…Country to Coast

Chapter 12…Love with the Rabbitohs man

Chapter 13…What lies beneath

Chapter 14…Throwing the mortarboard in the air

Chapter 15…Moneybags and trains

Chapter 16…’The One’ surfaces (yet to be written)

Chapter 17…First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby… (yet to be written)

Chapter 18…The professional home stretch (yet to be written)

Chapter 19…Rachel’s golden years (yet to be written)

Chapter 20…Rachel’s last farewell (yet to be written)


#My chapter headings were inspired by the chapter titles in “Melody Malone: Private Detective in Old New York Town“, a crucial plot device in the Doctor Who episode, “The Angels Take Manhattan”.

Screenshot of Melody Malone: Private Detective in Old New York Town chapter titles.





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

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