Tuesday, 9 October 2007

For Any Aspiring Writers Out There - Free Advice!

This post is for any of you budding writers out there, for all of you secretly writing the next bestseller in your bedroom, for anyone with any interest in writing at all. And so......

In view of the fact that all bloggers are writers (but not vice versa!), I think you might be interested in a daily post by my good friend David McMahon, based on tips for writers, called 'Telling Write from Wrong' at Authorblog. He would like this to become a central point for writers of any description, any nationality, any age and any interest, to get honest advice from an experienced writer. You can leave your questions as comments - and he will answer them. Here are some questions that you might want to ask David McMahon, and his anticipated answers.

Is he just trying to publicize his own blog?

No, he’s trying to create a groundswell across the globe to let other writers benefit from his experience in journalism, editing and writing novels. I don't know of any other successful novelist who does this.

What are his technical qualifications?

David has written a bestselling novel. He’s been a writer and editor for 30 years. In 2002 he was one of three finalists in the national Walkley Awards (the Aussie equivalent of a Pulitzer) and in 2005 was shortlisted for a National News Award.

Is he just trying to get us (and others) to link to his blog to improve his Technorati ranking?

No, he’s never tried boosting about his Technorati ranking. And he’s never asked anyone to link to my blog.

Thank you for reading, and good luck on improving your writing skills! I for one need all the help I can get!

4 comments:

Sarah Nopp said...

I have a number of friends involved in writing- 1 writing and 2 English teachers, a couple recent Masters of Fine Arts in Writing grads, a couple Masters of Fine Arts in Writing program students... not sure why I never did that. Oh well LOL
I will pass on the info!

cd&m said...

Sounds interesting and congarts on your award.

david mcmahon said...

Thank you for your kindness, Sue

Good luck with the course

Stitchwitch said...

Dear David, What am I doing wrong? I want to see your blog but for some reason I just can't do it - keep getting bounced back. Is there a special trick?
I like to write - always have, always will - and would welcome any help you might b e able to supply. All comments are welcome!
Mary