Category Archives: Developing Skills

John Marsden Writing Topic #580

Write a description of someone whose whole life is controlled by TV ads.** Lucky Numbers Lisa had a busy day today. She miraculously managed to get herself life insurance from Real, despite only being two short years off her age reaching triple digits, she bought some cooking products from Danoz Direct, and even make-up from Maybelline, even though she didn’t

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John Marsden Writing Topic #581

Write a monologue where someone starts off lying but gradually becomes honest.** This short story was partially written by the Australian Writers’ Centre. The first part was written by them for the First Friday Fix – November 2022 writing challenge, with that particular challenge focusing on writing the ending of a story. The black, bolded part is the ending I’ve

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John Marsden Writing Topic #556

Describe a scene in which there is only a moment of action: a very small activity.** This short story was partially written by the Australian Writers’ Centre. The first part was written by them for the First Friday Fix – November 2022 writing challenge, with that particular challenge focusing on writing the ending of a story. The black, bolded part

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John Marsden Writing Topic #537

Write a scene then rewrite it three times with three different emotions.** #I interpreted this topic as writing the same scene with three different emotions. I wrote this scene with three different POV styles as well as emotions. *** FIRST PERSON POV: “Careful, careful, I don’t want to be caught with my hand in it…yes I got the chocolate chip

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