Another book (my 14th!) is born…. my Editing Guide

07 May

Yes, my fourteenth title is alive! To-date I have published three novels (a chick lit and two crime novellas), eight collections of short stories, and two writing exercise guides.

My latest book is my ‘Writer’s Guide to Editing Fiction’ which will be available as a paperback (via CreateSpace) and eBook (Smashwords,, etc.) and I’m thrilled.

I’ve taken much of the feedback I’ve given my editing clients over the last nine years and put it in this book. Will this mean that you don’t need an editor? Sadly not, but whoever you use (I’d gladly help you and offer a free 1,000-word sample), will be eternally grateful (hopefully!) to receive a more refined novel.

So, more about the book… this is the blurb…

How to polish your novels and short stories – a comprehensive guide including a 170+ tips checklist.

In this book we look at (including some exercises):
– the components of your story;
– points of view;
– tenses;
– the power of three: beginnings, middles, ends
– another power of three: characters, settings, plots
– conflict and pacing
– polishing your writing: 170+ tips for making your writing shine;
– the layout of your book;
– and finally (a summary checklist)…

This book is suitable for…
– Writers of any age and experience;
– Writers of novels and short stories (predominantly – it will help scriptwriters and poets too);
– Writers looking to have their writing taken seriously!



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6 responses to “Another book (my 14th!) is born…. my Editing Guide

  1. rohini99

    May 7, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Great going Morgen!
    I await the links

    • morgenbailey

      May 7, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      Ah, thank you, Rohini. I’ll add them here as soon as I get notification, hopefully later today.

  2. Fay Knowles

    May 7, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Congratulations on your new book, Morgen!

    • morgenbailey

      May 7, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you, Fay. It does make a change for me to talk about my writing. I’ve been told that this book will make my editing services redundant, and if that’s true (which it won’t be) at least it’ll mean there’ll be better writers out there and I get more time for my fiction. 🙂

      • Fay Knowles

        May 7, 2017 at 8:25 pm

        Good way of thinking about it, Morgen!

  3. morgenbailey

    May 7, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Woo hoo! It’s now available on Kindle:, etc. 🙂


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