Category Archives: John Marsden’s 600 Writing Topics

John Marsden Writing Topic #553

Write about a scene that most people wouldn’t consider worthy of attention (and so it is virtually invisible to them).** The Next Clue I’m standing in a queue behind people I’ll never know in a beige office building, following the orders of The Madman. I’m sick of this psychopath screwing us around, but now the stakes are too high and

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John Marsden Writing Topic #294

A wild animal from your dreams becomes ‘real’ – can you tame it?** In July 2020, the Australian Writers’ Centre encouraged writers to submit a 23-word story inspired by the image above. More than a year later (due to falling behind with my writing projects), I’ve finally written my 23-word story, which can be found below. *** Elephant in the

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