Amy Morse

pro Member - Bristol South

Learn To Love Your Words

Discover the joy of writing for yourself and learn to love your words. Our words hold great power, and I’m here to help set them free.

A bit about me...

I'm here to help businesses articulate themselves well in writing. In particular, through blogging.

I want the people I work with to learn to love their own words, so I would never write for them.

I want them to find their own voice, and be confident and proud to use it in their writing.

I mentor entrepreneurs on blogging and writing a book, empowering them to embrace their words, transitioning from entrepreneur to influencer, through great writing.

My clients will move forward by embracing the things they can do, learning new skills and not being held back by what they can't do.

My career has followed a path of adult skills training. First, working in HR, then working with long term unemployed people, and since 2010, working with small businesses.

After a short spell overseas, I rediscovered my love of creative writing, and published my first novel in 2013. In 2015 I started my own consulting business, bringing my world as a business trainer and my world as creative writer together.

I'm now a blogger and have 4 fiction titles and 3 non-fiction titles published (and counting).

I work with entrepreneurial leaders who want to write for themselves and do it well to grow their business. I won't write on your behalf, but I will equip you with the tools and confidence to do it for yourself.

My offer:

I take my clients on a journey through…

CLARITY - SKILLS -  FEEDBACK - INFLUENCE

 

  • Clarity Sessions: A FREE 30-minute consultation to identify skills gaps and find out if we are a good fit. I’ll recommend the best course of action on a case by case basis and we can build a programme together to get the outcome you want.

If I can’t help, I will refer you on to someone who can.

 

  • Skills Sessions: A one off 1 to 1 where we tackle a skill gap (identified at ‘Clarity’), this may also include online resources to embed the learning, depending on the topic.

For example, boosting your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) with your blog. Or, exploring and advising on the best options to publish your book.

 

  • Feedback Sessions: Subscription service of ongoing coaching and critical appraisal of your writing. A monthly mentoring call and feedback on up to 2,000 words of writing (this could be on your blog or your book).

 

  • Influencer Sessions: Build your book, blog by blog, and raise your profile from entrepreneur to influencer, in six months. Six months of coaching, a combination of 1 to 1 mentoring and online resources.

By being a mentee with me, my clients will create a library of work they can be proud of and can use in a multitude of ways throughout their business, growing their portfolio and influence.

Books available on Amazon

  • Amy Morse (non-fiction)
  • Amy C Fitzjohn (fiction)

I believe in the power of small business – especially female led businesses - to change the world.

Our words hold great power and I’m here to help people set them free.

Write your way to success with me, Amy Morse, Authorpreneur

 

 

Recommendations

"I had an unexpected opportunity to work 1-to-1 with Amy this morning, and have come away with so many useful nuggets to think and act on. I have quite a lot of experience blogging and marketing my business, but Amy was still able to give me some really helpful tips at a deeper level still – very interesting and I have come away happy, challenged, and with a true sense that my goals are actually possible! Thanks, Amy, hope we meet again soon."

Recommended by Lizzie Everard

"Lovely atmosphere and clear presentation at Amy's 'Blogging for Business' workshop. Helpful tips on both technical aspects and finding inspiration - thanks Amy!"

Recommended by Alex Bowring

"Having seen it featured in one of Amy's latest blogs, I recently completed the online content calendar course. As other people have stated, it was ideal for what I needed. Succinct, visually engaging and with clear tasks to follow up offline, it was a great example of online learning that I could fit into the working day. It provided plenty of food for thought, and consequently, I've already incorporated some of the ideas into not just content planning but how I see my business in general. Thanks Amy!"

Recommended by Andrew Parsonage

My blogs

What Are The Benefits of Blogging For Your Business?

by Amy Morse on 25th Jul 2018

I started blogging back in 2013 when I was in the process of publishing my first novel, The Bronze Box, and working a full time day job as a Business Trainer. The blog began as something I did for myself, it didn't really matter...

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A bit more about me

What's the most enjoyable thing about your work?
The freedom of owning my own time, and meeting lots of awesome and inspiring people.

What is your vision for your business?
I believe in the power of small business to change the world for the better, and I want to help others embrace the joy of writing and the power of their story to help them grow. rnMuch as I adore Bristol, my wanderlust is always brewing away under the surface - I want the freedom for myself and my husband to live and work anywhere we choose.

If you could give one single piece of advice to a new start up business, what would it be?
Ask for help! Don't try to do it all yourself, just don't. Use skills trades in the early days until you can build up some revenue then be prepared to pay for the right help to move forward. Put your own wellbeing and personal development front and centre in your business, because, without you, there is no business!

Which business person or company do you admire most and why?
The author in me loves JK Rowling. In business (it's a bit cliche) Richard Branson.

Which one phrase or quote sums up your attitude to business life?
Remember, baby steps & There's no evidence to suggest that life is serious'

What made you join WMB and how do you plan to make the most of the network?
The first few months of my business was figuring out what I do, for who and why. The last year has been building my network. I've done lots of free networking and knew it was time to put my money where my mouth is and invest in a supportive network. I want to support other women in their businesses and I like the philosophy of WMB. I'm going to get out there and really get to know people and help them how I can.

What do you do at week-ends?
Family time. My husband and I hang out together, enjoying city life. I often write at weekends and experiment in the kitchen or the garden!

If you were stranded on a desert island, what 2 luxury items would you take?
I'd never go anywhere without notebooks and pens.

What book are you currently reading?
Non-fiction: Content Machine by Dan NorrisrnFiction: The Bone Field by Simon KernickrnrnI like to have a non-fiction and a fiction on the go. A bit of business a bit of pleasure!

What book(s) would you recommend?
Non-fiction: The Storytellers Secret by Carmine GallornFiction - of course, my own books ;) - The Sheridan and Blake Adventure Series: rnBook 1 - The Bronze BoxrnBook 2 - Solomon's SecretsrnBook 3 - Gabriel's Game, Part 1, The White QueenrnBook 4 - Gabriel's Game, Part 2, The Black Knight

Who's your personal hero and why?
I could say something worthy like Nelson Mandela but instead, I shall say my dad. He's coped with a lot over the years and handles it all with grace, humour and charm (I'd like to think I take after him!).

What is your worst experience in business or work?
In my early HR career, I took a job on the recruiting team for a pointless government quango that squandered public money. The people I worked with were horrible, bitchy and mean. I had to commute for a couple of hours daily and spent the entire train journey in tears. They were the worst 3 months of my life! rnHowever, had I not done it, I wouldn't have got my first really enjoyable HR job, working for a charity. I loved the people, I loved the charity - I really felt like I'd earned that job after going through all that pain!

What was your first ever job?
Serving food in a Chinese Takeaway and Chip Shop. My first 'proper job' was as an Admin Assistant at the VAT office and my first 'career move' was HR Officer for a charity.

Where is your favourite place in the world and why?
Key West. We honeymooned there and went back a few years later. On an island only 3 miles across they manage to fit over 500 bars and restaurants. There's nothing to do except eat, drink, watch live music, enjoy the sunshine and have a go at pretty much any water sport imaginable around the shallow, warm waters and coral reefs!