John Marsden Writing Topic #400

‘You can’t put anything in a closed fist.’ When have you tried? What happened?**

For this response, I am using the interpretation that a closed fist indicates “closed-mindedness”.

The only times I can recall where I’ve tried to put anything in a closed fist, in regards to a closed fist meaning “closed-mindedness”, is when I’ve tried to challenge (but not change) the political opinions and outdated stereotypes/opinions that people in my life have and express. I haven’t really succeeded on any count, however I’ve sparked some interesting debate and amusing moments nevertheless.


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

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