Creative Writing - Make your Book Pitch-ready

Take your novel, non-fiction book or story / poetry collection from draft to submission and beyond.

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This course covers the key aspects required to take your book from its final draft to submission to an industry professional as well as an overview of dealing with rejections and acceptances.The eleven lectures consist of audio-accompanied videos, back-up resources (documents, pictures and videos) or quizzes.Starting with the manuscript's content and layout, this course then looks at creating a synopsis, elevator pitch and tagline, creating a cover letter then looks at the submission process, how to handle rejections and what to do when you are accepted.This course is ideal for anyone who has completed - or is nearing completion of - a novel, non-fiction book or collection of short stories or poetry. It provides encouragement for anyone who has been rejected - or fears it - with statistics of authors who have made it despite the odds being against them.

Your Instructor

Morgen Bailey
Morgen Bailey

Hello. I'm Morgen With An E, a writer for over ten years (although I do remember writing a story about an ampersand when young and dabbling with limericks in my 20s, and I've always had my head in a book; formerly Stephen King but my tastes have softened somewhat… to crime and humour). Apart from killing people on paper, I also blog, am a freelance editor, and tutor for Northamptonshire County Council's Adult Learning team providing evening / Saturday creative writing and I.T. classes to the general public aged 19+.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Does it matter what I have written?

You can have written a novel, non-fiction book or collection of poetry or short stories. This course is designed for anyone wishing to submit a body of work. It can also help shape the manuscript for eBooking (a topic on which Morgen will be tutoring in the near future).

Does my book have to be ready?

Not at all. It's ideal that you have at least finished a first draft because you can work through this course as often as you like and come back to it whenever you like but it is aimed at those who are ready to submit their work to agents, editors and publishers.

What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This is a new online course so it has no reviews yet but the latest (5-star) review for Morgen's 'Writer's Block Volume 1' course reads, "With 3 sentence starters per day for more than 31 days, Morgen provides ample creative kindling. I like how the course is divided up by week and provides all the prompts in slide form. I can refer to the slides each day keeping the whole process digital. Morgen also gives a good refresher on the basic, foundational forms of writing and story development. This is a good course to take not only for writers block but also for a defense against writing-avoidance excuses. I look forward to Morgen's other course offerings."

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