About Marg

Marg McAlister's Busy Writer SeriesFor the past twenty years, Marg has run a successful writing business: Word Dynamics (NSW) Pty Ltd (also trading as Writing For Success).

You can see Marg’s articles, books and posts on the following sites.

Writing4Success (main site)

Writing Challenges

The 10-Week Writer’s Challenge

The Busy Writer’s Guides for Authors

And you can see her Busy Writer Series of books on Amazon, available as Kindle books (you don’t need a Kindle to buy and download these, by the way – Amazon have reading apps so you can read them on your iPad, iPhone, PC or Mac.)

The Busy Writer’s One-Hour Character

The Busy Writer’s One-Hour Plot

The Busy Writer’s KickStart Program

The Busy Writer’s Self-Editing Toolbox

If you don’t have a Kindle, download a reading app from here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771

¬†More Background…

Marg is the author of five correspondence courses marketed by Open Colleges in Australia (courses originally written for the Australian College of Journalism). Those courses are: The Professional Romance Writer’s Course, The Professional Children’s Writer’s Course, The Professional Crime and Suspense Writer’s Course, Writing Non-Fiction That Sells and How To Write a Bestseller. She was a Senior Tutor for a number of students in these courses until she realised she needed to devote most of her time to her website and Writing4Success products.

A writer who wears many hats, Marg has written fiction and non-fiction for both adults and children. She has also created online learning courses for a large international company.

The author of over 70 books for children, she has written short stories for school magazines, a set of worksheets for schools as part of a $5 million multimedia project and numerous short non-fiction pieces for educational publications.

Her work targets a wide age range and includes picture books, short books for children with reading difficulties and mysteries for older children. For 5 years, she was part of the Charles Sturt University (Mitchell) Enrichment Program, teaching creative writing to talented children. She has also been a regional judge for the Nestlé Write Around Australia competition.

As for advice on plotting and technique… Kathryn Fox, the Australian writer whose sales in the UK finally knocked The Da Vinci Code off its perch, has this to say about Marg’s contribution to her writing: “Without doubt, Marg McAlister is the best writing teacher and mentor any writer could hope for. I’d recommend her courses to anyone wanting to improve their writing.”

In addition, Marg has been a ghostwriter (both online and offline) for business professionals and others on the international speaking circuit. She has written books and articles on Customer Service, Public Speaking, Marketing, Real Estate Sales, Networking and Delivering Dynamic Presentations and many other subjects. With networking expert Robyn Henderson, Marg has co-authored a book on networking and self-promotion: Be Seen, Get Known, Move Ahead.

Marg is also an occasional staff member of the Writer’s Retreat Workshop in Kentucky, USA. This workshop, established by Gary Provost, has been designated by USA Weekend as the writing program “vacation that can change your life”. Word Dynamics (NSW) Pty Ltd (also trading as Writing For Success). Her first website for writers, established eight years ago, was www.writing4success.com , followed by the Writing For Success Newsletter, which quickly became popular with writers all over the world.

You can contact Marg at marg AT margmcalister.com