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Hello everyone. I’m a writer, editor, blogger and creative writing tutor. I love everything writing-related, especially fiction, and have lots to share with you here including…

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FREE 1000-word editing sample with feedback on your writing

red pen 760505Have you written something that you would like feedback on?

I offer a free no-obligation full edit on either a piece of flash fiction (up to 1,000 words), the beginning of a short story, or the opening of your novel. If submitting the latter, I will also give you feedback on your synopsis (most agents / publishers just want a page, this can be single spaced rather than double as the manuscript should be) and a cover letter if you have one.

More details can be found at Editing & Critique and / or you can email me at

FREE 100-word competition: March’s theme is ‘Norman’s bunny’

01 - 100 in veg 669778As I’ve been involved in others in the past (entering, organising and judging – I was the 2015 H.E. Bates Short Story Competition Head Judge!), I launched my own competition in September 2015. As a fan of micro-fiction, I invite you to send me your 100-word stories (excluding title) – a ‘drabble’ – with the chance to win either…

  • one or more of my online creative writing courses. The prizes are a choice of three courses to the winner, two courses to the second placed and one course of the third placed choice, plus up to three honourable mentions (depending on quantity / merit of entries) per month winning free entry coupon code to my entering writing competitions course…
  • Alternatively, you could win up to a 2,000-word edit & critique of your own writing!
  • Full details and entry form on this blog’s 100-word comp page.

My writing inc. NaNoWriMo 2016

nanowrimo_2016_webbadge_participantFor November 2016, I was doing my eighth (I think) NaNoWriMo, that’s National Novel Writing Month, where the aim is to write the first 50,000 words of a new novel between 1st and 30th November. I was cheating by finishing (hopefully) two existing partly written novels so I can send them to agents. One is adult (a dark serial killer book) and the other young adult (about a talking dog) but both within the same agency. I didn’t get to the full 50,000 but did just over 35,000 so not bad. Did you do NaNoWriMo? Let me know.

Up to then (and thereafter). I’ve been busy getting my ‘old’ writing ship-shape so that it is worthy of your time, and more importantly money, and I’m delighted to report that my 2009-written novella is now available as an eBook (coming soon as a paperback), as is my 2012-written chapter which has now been released as ‘Gun’, in eBook and paperback. Next up (later this month) is ‘Hitman Sam’, my first-written (2008) novella about a trainee hitman! Click on the covers below for more details. (NB. change the .com to your relevant country.)

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Should you like to find out more about me, you can click on any of the pictures below or scroll down to read more info and there’s a history of my writing achievements on Morgen With An ‘E’

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And now a little about me and this site…

Morgen Oct 2014Hello! I’m Morgen Bailey, ‘Morgen With An E’, and I started this blog on 31st March 2011 with the intention of posting the occasional item about writing (pretty much my sole interest since 2005 which became my career March 2012) but it soon built to what it is today… 800+ interviews, 400+ author spotlights, 300+ guest blogs, 150+ Flash Fiction Fridays and batches of 6-word FFFs, and 100+ post-weekend poems… 3,300+ posts generating 200-800+ views a day, to-date 310,000+ hits. If you’d like to take part, please click here.

Apart from this blog, I run local (Northampton, UK) writing / I.T. courses and my online courses are listed on this blog’s Online Courses page.

If it’s information you’re after, then you’ve come to the right place (or one of them anyway), there are competitionsreviews and reviewerssubmission info.writing 101 (tips)writing groups, how to create free book trailer videos and eBooks, as well as feedbackcourses (which will be in person and online), you can take part in my online writing groups, go and buy books: other people’s and there’s an Ask Me facility if there’s anything you want to know about writing (I’ll try my best to help you). I also have an area of the blog called Other stuff which including advice on MarketingQuotes, and eNewspapers. If you’d like to know more about me, there’s my writingbooks: mine and Morgen With An ‘E’. If you’re looking for an editor, I offer that service (various levels) along with other facilities.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoyed your stay and that you picked up something useful. If you would like to know anything else or have any writing-related queries, you can email me.


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