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Monday, 16 February 2015

Courses, Courses, Everywhere!

Hello Everyone

I am delighted to share some course news with you all:

Releasing Your Creativity

The first course is going very well indeed, and I am receiving some great feedback.

The next group start (which includes membership of the Facebook group) is 2nd March, running for four weeks. However, if you would rather work through the materials on your own, without being in the group (but still with access to me via email), then you can begin any time you like: Today, tomorrow, next week... It doesn't matter. The price for the group start and the individual start are both the same - fifty pounds sterling, which is tremendous value for money. For more details, please leave a comment here; send me a tweet @MMWriterGirl or email MMWriterGirl [at] Me [dot] com. (email address has been typed out fully to avoid spam!)

Writing a book proposal

If you would like to write a non-fiction book, then you do not need a full manuscript, but you do need a top-notch book proposal. This practical, two week course will show you the nuts and bolts of putting together a proposal, and by the end you will have a thorough, first draft document. I will be available to you via email for the entire course. The price is 50 pounds sterling, and will launch on 1st March. You can contact me for more details at the address above.

Publicising your book

Do you already have a book but you don't know how to publicise it? Or are you planning to self-publish but don't know how you will spread the news? Then this course is for you. You will spend two weeks learning how to find free publicity, putting together lists of contacts, and launching your publicity campaign. I will be available via email for the full two weeks to give advice, and the price is 50 pounds sterling. Please email me for more details at the address above.

One-to-one Mentoring

Are you unsure where to go in your writing career? Do other people try to discourage you or tell you it will never happen? I have been there, done that. I am now dedicated to helping other people feel confident in their abilities to have a creative life, and I am offering one-to-one mentoring very, very soon. For four weeks we will create plans, set goals, and work on baby steps to get you closer to the place you want to go. You will have email access to me every day; I will answer your questions and give advice, and there will be the opportunity (should you want it) of two Skype calls too. Please contact me for further details and prices.

I hope the above courses are interesting to you, and please keep coming back, as there will be more very soon. In the meantime, please feel free to email me (address above) and spread the word to your friends.

Thank you!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Releasing Your Creativity

Thanks to everyone who has enrolled on the Releasing Your Creativity course. I am really excited to get started on Monday! There is still time to enrol, so if you would like to work on this session, please contact me as soon as possible. You can leave a comment here, or Twitter @MMWriterGirl or by emailing MMWriterGirl[at]me[dot]com (email address written out to hopefully avoid spam!) As soon as I hear from you, I will email the course details, which is only 50 pounds sterling for the full four weeks.

If you decide that you would like to work alone, rather than be added to the Facebook group sessions, that is absolutely fine and means that you can enrol whenever you like; you don't need to wait for a session to start. I would email you the course materials instead, and you would still have email access to me for the entire course.

I have many more courses to come, including Writing a Non-fiction Book Proposal, which will start soon. More details to follow! Also I am soon going to be available for one-to-one mentoring by email and Skype. I will share details of that soon too.

Thanks for your support and I will look forward to hearing from you!!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Releasing Your Creativity - A Brand New Writing Course from The Writers' Study

Do you find it hard to get motivated in your writing? Do you find that you fill your time with anything but writing? Do you want the confidence to finish your novel or other writing project? Do you want to join a small group of supportive people with similar interests, all in the same position as yourself?

If so, you've come to the right place. The first course from The Writers Study is called Releasing Your Creativity and begins (online) on 9th February. It runs for four weeks and the price is just 50 pounds for the full four weeks.

If you would like to take part, please leave a comment here, or see the post below for other ways of contacting me. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon!!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The first course is here!

I'm very happy to say that the first course from The Writers' Study will be Releasing Your Creativity.

This four week course is designed to motivate, inspire and get you writing on a regular basis, through a series of exercises, as well as essays, quotes, tips and lists, written by myself. Here is an example of what we will cover during the first week of the course:

  • Letting go of your internal editor
  • Giving yourself permission to make mistakes
  • Giving yourself permission to be lazy and fail occasionally
  • Learning to ignore negative people and the critics of this world
  • Learning to forget past mistakes and move forward
By joining the course, you will be given access to an exclusive Facebook group, where the literature and exercises will be posted. In the group, students will be able to correspond with other members; ask questions; share stories and inspire each other. Don't worry if you don't have a Facebook group as the literature will be emailed to you instead. However, by joining the group, you will have a support network that will enable you to link up with fellow creative people and move forward as a group rather than on your own.

The exercises and literature will be posted on the group every day from Monday to Friday. The exercises should ideally be completed on the day/evening they are posted, but you can use Saturday and Sunday to catch up if you need to. You are encouraged to share your work with others on the group, though this is not essential. You may decide to post some exercises and not others, and that is perfectly fine.

There will be lots of writing to do; mainly short bursts of ten minutes or so, to get your creativity pumping and your hand moving!! The idea is to make you feel better about yourself as a writer and a creative person, therefore there will be no critiquing of your work; no marks out of ten or negative reactions. Everything is designed to get you moving forward in a warm and safe environment. This is the most important aspect of the course and I will be there for every part of the it; answering questions, sharing personal experiences and giving tips and advice too.

Over the course of four weeks, you will get used to writing every work day, with the aim of continuing this stride when we are finished. So if this sounds like the course for you, just read on to find out how to enrol....

I have checked out many online and offline courses over the past months, and they all have great variations in price and structure. Some of these courses run into hundreds of pounds, which in today's climate makes them out of reach for many, many people (including myself). In that regard, I have decided to make this course available for the special price of just 50 pounds (sterling) for the whole four weeks. The only stipulation is that the money must be sent via PayPal and there are no refunds I'm afraid; even if you enrol and then decide not to take part in the course.

The first course will start on 9th February 2015 and enrolments are taking place now. So if you would like to join or have any questions, please contact me and I will send you an enrolment form. You can contact me at MMWriterGirl [at] Me [dot] com (email address has been spelled out to deter spammers!) You can also message me on Twitter: @MMWriterGirl or FaceBook at The Official Michelle Morgan Author Page. Failing all that, leave a comment for me here and I will email you back straight away.

Thanks and I hope to hear from you soon.


Monday, 19 January 2015

Future Plans

During 2015, more and more courses will be offered from The Writers' Study. Here is a list of just some of the things to look forward to, coming soon:

  • Releasing Creativity through Writing (an online, month-long workshop)
  • The Business of Being a Full-Time Writer (online)
  • Children's workshops offered through schools
  • Children's books to inspire creativity. These books will be illustrated by my daughter, Daisy.
  • And much more.
In order to make the courses accessible to everyone, it is my aim to keep the prices as low as possible. There will be a special, introductory price for all adult courses as they are announced. Please keep coming back here for up-to-date news.

Welcome to The Writers' Study


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. My name is Michelle Morgan and I am an author, based in the UK. I have worked as a full-time writer for several years now, and you can see my list of credentials here:

1995: 'Marilyn's Addresses,' (Smith Gryphon). A guidebook related to Marilyn Monroe locations around the world. It has now become a much sought-after collectors' item.

2007: ‘Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed,’ (Constable and Robinson). This book received a great deal of publicity including eight pages plus the cover in The Sunday Times magazine. It was also published in the USA by Carroll and Graf.

2012: ‘Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed Revised Edition.’ This book reached number 16 in the WH Smith chart, and since then has been published in the USA, Russia, Poland and Bulgaria. To publicise the book, I gave interviews to many newspapers, magazines and radio stations, and appeared on The Alan Titchmarsh show on ITV. I was also invited to give talks at the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria & Albert museum. The talk at the NPG was so popular that they had to turn people away at the door, as there was no room left in the theatre.

2013: ‘The Mammoth Book of Hollywood Scandals.’ (Constable and Robinson). This book was also published by Running Press in the USA.

2013: ‘Wife Five’ (a play written with Steve Hayes). This book was published in the USA by BearManor Media.

2015: ‘The Mammoth Book of Madonna.’ This book will be published in April by Constable and Robinson/Little, Brown in the UK and Running Press in the USA.

2015: ‘Before Marilyn,’ (co-authored with Astrid Franse) will be released in July by The History Press. There are also plans to sell the rights around the world.

2015: ‘The Ice Cream Blonde’ – a biography about 1930’s film star Thelma Todd. This book will come out in October, published by Chicago Review Press.

2007-2014: For seven years I wrote a weekly column for my local newspaper, detailing my life as a wife, mother, daughter, and friend. I have also written for many magazines, and interviewed celebrities such as Olivia Newton John.

Over the years, many people have asked me how to become a published writer; how to be motivated and release creativity. In order to help as many people as I can, I have decided to offer my knowledge and help in a series of online and offline workshops, designed to inspire, motivate and help fellow creative people of all ages.

Please keep checking this page for more details of the courses I am offering, along with dates and prices. Until then, thank you for visiting!!