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A Unique Story Just For You!            *** CURRENTLY ONLY £40 ***

For just £40, Morgen will write a story using your components – see the form below – up to 2,000 words. It will be emailed to you (or someone you nominate – you will also receive a copy) as a pdf file, with its very own suitable picture cover, within two weeks of receipt. Ideal for a birthday (or whenever!) present for yourself or someone you know who would enjoy having something written exclusively for them. *The £40 fee includes two revisions of the story if required. She looks forward to writing your stories!

Simply complete the form on https://morgenbailey.com/your-unique-story then head over to the shop (click button below) and you will receive the story within two weeks. Example flash fiction on that page… and you will receive a link to ten another stories when you make your purchase! (Link below) NB. The story will be yours / your recipient’s to do with as you wish other than to sell it, especially as your / their own creation. Full copyright will stay with Morgen.
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Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 30 Jul

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week. As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent will be posting my Word Count Wednesdays posts so you can let us know how your writing’s been going over the previous week. I aim for 300 words a day which is an astounding 109,500 words a year and so, starting today, you could have that (or more) by this time next year!

These random sheet posts include the text versions together with explanations of any individual pictures so that anyone unable to see the picture and prompts will be able to read the text, or have the text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. Requires improvement
  2. A taste of adventure
  3. Water bill was bound to run into trouble
  4. Ruskin
  5. Yemen: One dead as cyclone hits
  6. Let’s jam: 1) Slightly under-ripe fruit makes better jam, because it has a higher acidity; 2) Sterilise even brand new jars by washing, then heating in a 100°C oven for 15 minutes; 3) Pectin makes your jam set. Mix low-pectin fruit, such as strawberries, with pectin-rich fruit, such as plums, or use jam sugar; 4) Undercook rather than overcook – runny jam can be heated up again; 5) Once opened, store your jam in the fridge and use within four weeks.
  7. The world goes Pop
  8. The Iowa Caucus above an image of a sign in the field, with the name Ted Cruz on it
  9. Sophia
  10. Sharp posts third loss in four years
  11. One single supplier is throwing out 3,000 tonnes of perfectly edible carrots each year
  12. Well preserved: What better way to use up autumn’s abundance of fruit and veg than to make jams and chutneys
  13. An image of the Twitter bird

Word Count Wednesday 28 Jul

Good morning. Yes, it’s that time of the week again. How have you been getting on?

It’s been an editing week this week (last Wednesday to last night) so no new words but in a good position to write next week and looking forward to it. 🙂

Do leave a comment below to share your progress, successes and otherwise, and of course anything else that’s happened to you, writing wise, over the past seven days.

For more information About Me as an Author, Mentor, Speaker and my Fiction, Non-fiction, and you can sign up to my Newsletter.

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 23 Jul

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week. As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent will be posting my Word Count Wednesdays posts so you can let us know how your writing’s been going over the previous week. I aim for 300 words a day which is an astounding 109,500 words a year and so, starting today, you could have that (or more) by this time next year!

These random sheet posts include the text versions together with explanations of any individual pictures so that anyone unable to see the picture and prompts will be able to read the text, or have the text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. The Queen’s birthday
  2. Stop biting off more than it can chew
  3. BLIMEY!
  4. A photo of an elephant near bushes, with the text: Which tree-dwelling carnivore is pining for the valleuys?
  5. FOOD: Gold-sprinkled haggis is ‘world’s most expensive’
  6. Fourth ‘mystery’ prisoner was not flown out to US
  7. Teaching Assistants – PA/Secretaries –  Examinations – Officers – Librarians – Office Managers
  8. The welfare of the recipient matters, not the soul of the donor
  9. Shear delight
  10. It’s easier to be the president of the United States as a black person than be the head of a studio [or} network
  11. Now we can look into what happens to a woman after divorce and deceit
  12. Where do internet addicts go for help? Reboot camp
  13. At 5’7″ Rylance is not the first you’d think of to play a giant

Word Count Wednesday 21 Jul

Good morning. Yes, it’s that time of the week again. How have you been getting on?

I thought I was going to have a zero but an idea popped into my brain yesterday afternoon so I’m pleased to report 1,029 words. It isn’t the collaboration project – no more added to that but it’s in a good state to continue and my collaborator to add his sections to, so that’s hopefully what we’ll be doing next week. I’m also ahead of schedule for work work editing so hopefully more time for writing.

Do leave a comment below to share your progress, successes and otherwise, and of course anything else that’s happened to you, writing wise, over the past seven days.

For more information About Me as an Author, Mentor, Speaker and my Fiction, Non-fiction, and you can sign up to my Newsletter.

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 16 Jul

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week. As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent will be posting my Word Count Wednesdays posts so you can let us know how your writing’s been going over the previous week. I aim for 300 words a day which is an astounding 109,500 words a year and so, starting today, you could have that (or more) by this time next year!

These random sheet posts include the text versions together with explanations of any individual pictures so that anyone unable to see the picture and prompts will be able to read the text, or have the text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. Small act of kindness prairie voles ‘show empathy’ when friends suffer
  2. This is a critical year for the corporation with tough decisions
  3. Quote of the day: Most people assume the fights are going to be the left versus the right, but it is always the reasonable versus the jerks – JIMMY WALES
  4. Photo of a couple in wedding outfit, walking past tents on a square, with am umbrella above their head. Text: Al album to remember – A soon-to-be married couple get ready to pose yesterday, among protesters celebrating the one-year anniversary of the start of pro-democracy rallies calling in Hong Kong
  5. Trains leave football fans facing lots of extra time
  6. Syrians challenge legal claim to holy books taken from Damascus. By Daniel Estrin
  7. Take heed
  8. HUMAN RIGHTS: Atheists ‘are victims of hate campaigns’
  9. I’m not sure what Mum thought of the ‘Millennium Falcon’ I’ve stuck to the dashboard
  10. Airfares rise and fall with supply and demand

Word Count Wednesday 14 July

Good morning. Yes, it’s that time of the week again. How have you been getting on?

I’ve been finalising the initial phase of a new collaboration project and we’re good to go. We have nearly 9,000 words done, although most of that was my partner in crime (writing)’s. I’ve written more than this week’s (last Wednesday to last night) word count of 160 but chopped a fair amount of the original chapters so the total is that. I’m really happy with where it’s at so it’s up to us now to write our parts (me the wife, him the husband). Neither of us are planners but we needed a form of structure and idea where we were going. I think we have that now so it’ll be fun seeing where it leads us from here.

Do leave a comment below to share your progress, successes and otherwise, and of course anything else that’s happened to you, writing wise, over the past seven days.

For more information About Me as an Author, Mentor, Speaker and my Fiction, Non-fiction, and you can sign up to my Newsletter. The latter has been on hold for the past few months but I hope to resume in the near future.

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 9 Jul

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week. As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent will be posting my Word Count Wednesdays posts so you can let us know how your writing’s been going over the previous week. I aim for 300 words a day which is an astounding 109,500 words a year and so, starting today, you could have that (or more) by this time next year!

These random sheet posts include the text versions together with explanations of any individual pictures so that anyone unable to see the picture and prompts will be able to read the text, or have the text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. Westminster is world’s gayest parliament
  2. All in the balance
  3. The bigger day of the year in football now isn’t the Cup Final, it’s transfer deadline day
  4. ENERGY – Renewables industry is ‘about to drop off a cliff’
  5. THE 10 BEST… Winter coats
  6. Quote of the day – ;It’s a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young’ KONRAD LORENZ
  7. Show us your sequins
  8. Extreme lengths
  9. A photo of young Japanese women all dressed up in what looks like gala outfits, sitting in and boarding a train, with the text: A stop on life’s journey – Young Japanese women board a train after attending a ‘Coming of Age Day’ ceremony in Tokyo yesterday. The day celebrates young people who have become 20 years old – the minimum legal age in the country for voting, drinking and smoking. KIYOSHI OTAIEPA

Word Count Wednesday 7 Jul

Good morning. Yes, it’s that time of the week again. How have you been getting on?

I’m delighted to say I don’t have zero this week. Yay. I’ve been going through the collaboration project (more about that in/over the next few weeks). And… <drum roll> I’ve been taking more out than adding so have a -28 this week. 🙂

Do leave a comment below to share your progress, successes and otherwise, and of course anything else that’s happened to you, writing wise, over the past seven days.

For more information About Me as an Author, Mentor, Speaker and my Fiction, Non-fiction, and you can sign up to my Newsletter.

Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 2 Jul

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week. As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent will be posting my Word Count Wednesdays posts so you can let us know how your writing’s been going over the previous week. I aim for 300 words a day which is an astounding 109,500 words a year and so, starting today, you could have that (or more) by this time next year!

These random sheet posts include the text versions together with explanations of any individual pictures so that anyone unable to see the picture and prompts will be able to read the text, or have to text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. Your opinion matters to us
  2. If my other half was off to dance 13 hours a day, I’d send his stuff in bin bags to Premier Inn
  3. Feeling Tired?
  4. A picture of a woman wearing a striped blouse and short, light skirt, holding her hands out as she’s posing, with the text: Women began to raise their hemlines before couture determined it was chic
  5. Quote of the day: ‘The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane’ NIKOLA TESLA (1934)
  6. Talk about ‘aspiration’ meaningless
  7. He knows he’s on the sidelines. he writes as an observer who cannot help being concerned
  8. The death of criticism, and other light-hearted notes from Milan’s shows
  9. Crime, revenge porn and domestic pain…
  10. ‘It is with sadness that I report it is journey’s end – so close to my goal’
  11. NHS staff will flee the country
  12. Chancellor acts gingerly