Roz Morris


AWARD! Roz Morris's novel Lifeform Three was longlisted for the World Fantasy Award.
ANOTHER AWARD! Ever Rest, Roz's long awaited 3rd novel, was a finalist in the Eric Hoffer Awards Grand Prize 2022. Read it now!

Roz is proud to be one of the judges of the 2023 Amazon Kindle Storyteller Award.

Roz Morris writes fiction and essays about unusual ways we can be haunted and how we seek people and places we belong with. Her work has been profiled by The Guardian, Literature Works, the Potomac Review, Rain Taxi and BBC Radio.

Her fiction has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide, although you won't have seen her name on the covers - she began her career in secret, ghostwriting fiction for big-name authors.

Now she's coming out of the shadows. Her own novels have been described as 'profound tales and compelling page-turners', with fine-honed language, unforgettable characters, and gripping, unusual storylines. Plaudits include a top-ranked title in the American Library Journal programme, a longlisting for an international award alongside Neil Gaiman and a finalist position in the People's Book Prize 2017.

She is a writer, journalist, fiction editor and the author of the Nail Your Novel series for writers. She teaches creative writing masterclasses for The Guardian newspaper in London and is also the author of a series for writers - Nail Your Novel.

If you want to get to know her a little better, drop in at and her blog - where she keeps a regular diary of challenges she's tackling in her writing. Follow her creative adventures in her newsletter


Books With Friends
Looking for your next satisfying book discussion with friends or your reading group? Books With Friends guides are written without spoilers. Read them as a warm-up for the actual text, or use them to refresh your memory and jump-start your discussions with your book group and book-loving friends. In these guides, you can: Explore the author’s own thoughts and intentions for the book - and decide how they match up with your own. Discover the themes that emerged for other readers - and decide whether you agree. Discover the books that inspired the author’s treatment of settings and characters. Consider whether you also see those influences and perhaps explore those titles too. You’ll also find a suggested list of thought-provoking discussion questions that arise from the characters’ dilemmas and the novel’s concerns. Spoilers are marked so you can avoid them until you’re ready.


Study Guide for Book Club Discussions - Ever Rest (Books with Friends)
Series: Books With Friends. Price: Free! Words: 4,400. Language: British English. Published: July 21, 2021 . Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Study guides -- Book Notes, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading
Looking for your next satisfying book discussion with friends or your reading group? This guide is written without spoilers. Read it as a warm-up for the actual text, or use it to refresh your memory and jump-start your discussions with your book group & book-loving friends. Book discussed: Ever Rest by Roz Morris, contemporary literary fiction with themes of loss, grief, fame, friendship, love
Ever Rest
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,480. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Biographical
20 years ago, Hugo and Ash were on top of the world. As the rock band Ashbirds, they were superstars. Then Ash died in a mountaineering accident, which changed Hugo's life for ever. Two decades on, he is a recluse in Nepal and Ash's fiancée Elza is still struggling to move on when her private grief has been outshone by the glare of publicity. How far must they go to come back to life?
Nail Your Novel: Draft, Fix & Finish With Confidence. A Companion Workbook
Series: Nail Your Novel. Price: $3.32 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2019 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
You're writing a novel. Unlock your full potential and finish like a pro. A guided workbook version of Roz Morris's popular 10-step process for drafting, fixing and finishing a work of fiction.
Not Quite Lost: Travels Without A Sense of Direction
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,370. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2017 . Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests » Literary, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Humorous, quirky and mysterious travel stories in the vein of Bill Bryson. Wry, romantic, amused wanderings in Cornwall, Devon, Shropshire, Lincolnshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Not Quite Lost is an ode to the quiet places you never realised might have a tale to tell. Featured on BBC Radio Devon, BBC Lincolnshire, BBC Wiltshire, BBC Berkshire, BBC Oxford and BBC Bristol
Nail Your Novel Instant Fix: 100 Tips For Fascinating Characters
Series: Nail Your Novel. Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
Troubleshooting your fictional characters? Inventing a new person for your novel? This on-the-go checklist will help you hit the ground running. More than 100 tips from an expert editor, fiction ghostwriter and writing coach whose sales exceed 4 million copies. 'Nail Your Novel is like a personal session with a writing mentor.'
Writing Plots With Drama, Depth & Heart: Nail Your Novel
Series: Nail Your Novel. Price: $6.93 USD. Words: 56,530. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
What keeps a reader curious? It’s the story. So where do you find plot ideas? Where might you already have spellbinding plot material, if you only knew how to use it? What are the hidden patterns that ply the reader’s emotions, and how can you use them with originality? How should you bend these conventions? This book will show you, in down-to-earth tutorials and creative exercises.
Lifeform Three
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,700. Language: British English. Published: December 20, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
Shortlisted for the People's Book Prize. Longlisted for the World Fantasy Award. Paftoo is an artificial human, created to work in the Harkaway Hall theme park. Paftoo holds scattered memories of the old days, when Harkaway Hall was a grand mansion, but they are regularly deleted to keep him productive. When he starts to dream of the past, Paftoo has to fight to save his memories and his soul.
Writing Characters Who'll Keep Readers Captivated: Nail Your Novel
Series: Nail Your Novel. Price: $6.93 USD. Words: 42,810. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
How do you create characters with depth? How do you write the opposite sex? What makes teenagers sound authentic? Inhabitants of a dystopia? How do you write plausible antagonists and chilling villains? How do you inhabit a character who isn't like you? Whether you write literary or genre fiction, this book shows you how to create people who keep readers hooked and make you want to tell stories
My Memories of a Future Life
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,330. Language: British English. Published: March 14, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Shimmers with mystery and questions. Carol is a gifted pianist who has never needed anything but her talent – until a mysterious injury forces her to stop playing and she has to confront an empty existence. She begins to see glimpses of her next life, Andreq. Is he really what he seems to be? And can he help Carol learn to live her life now?
Nail Your Novel: Why Writers Abandon Books And How You Can Draft, Fix and Finish With Confidence
Series: Nail Your Novel. Price: $3.05 USD. Words: 36,090. Language: British English. Published: July 15, 2012 . Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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Most writing books make you wade through lengthy screeds about character, plot, theme and whatever. That’s all necessary but how do you make this into a novel? And what if you need to unravel your structure, strip out back story, sort out how many Tuesdays are in a week? How do you see needles in haystacks? This book holds your hand. Read a bit, do as it says. until The End. Get your copy now.

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