Brian Morgan has won numerous state and national awards as a journalist, editor and author. His most prestigious national writing award was the Fellowship of Australian Writers' National Literary Award, The Jim Hamilton Award. His first book, published traditionally, was a sellout best-seller in the US and the UK, and his work has been translated for Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese readers. Brian now has nine books available in print, all published independently, and he has helped other writers publish. Several books are in progress for publication. His life revolves around one passion - to leave the world a little better than he found it. He sticks to this guiding principle whether it be in the home, his work, the community, the country or the world. He believes we should earn the right to be here, wherever we are. His "skill with the quill" is his weapon of choice, and he's not afraid to use it to help others. Brian has been called an integrity advocate, a thought leader, a teacher and a peace warrior - among other things. He has fought for mental health, freedom of speech, disability support, children, the homeless, integrity and responsibility in business, Aboriginal equality (an ongoing struggle), justice and fairness everywhere. Climate change and human rights abuses always attract his attention. He has raised much-needed funds for charities like the Red Cross, the National Heart Foundation and the Salvation Army, and served as a volunteer in several organizations and as a consultant in others. Awards and testimonies, local, state and national, attest to his value to those in need and to those without a voice. While writing this book in 2018, he was designated as a Global Goodwill Ambassador as recognition for his lifetime of service to causes of human need. Ambassadors work for the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals for Human Rights. Brian has been described as a business and thought leader, a business founder, an integrity advocate and a voice for the unheard. He founded and ran Professional Independent Publishing Standards (PiPS) from 2014 to 2018. After many years as a business leader and as a journalist, editor and publisher, he is devoting his senior years writing his books in the solitude he loves. His writing attracts accolades around the world. He believes that a writer's life should be a life of service, a life of purpose. He is disabled, but despite lack of mobility, he works, writes and fights (if the cause is right) because he believes service is what makes life worthwhile.
This is the book that's been missing, the one that every writer, beginner or master, must read. This is how to write. This is how to live. This is how to achieve authenticity. Please, read it. Live by it. Joy Parker, editor, reviewer.This book is a special contribution to the literary world. It reveals a world of knowledge learned and earned from a man who has dedicated his life to literature. Author Brian Morgan masterfully orchestrates insights, quotes and quips from writers past and present. He has gathered his own gems over the years as he read and learned from Thoreau, Faulkner, Tolstoy, Angelou, and so many more. Live to Write is an encyclopedia of knowledge, creatively expressed. It's a road map for an aspiring writer. This book is a Middle Earth, a new world of learning for all writers. Live to Write is a treasure, opened and shared with all. Brian Crandall, author of Empathy Globally: Painful Portraits of People - in Poetry.Trust Brian Morgan. He has touched the depths of life and climbed the tree of wisdom. His motives are authentic and his heart is an open book - this book. Henrietta Falsom, journalist, reviewer.This book is going to be an amazing blessing to the world... It is a rare topic... You are actually resolving a big problem. [Writers who have to cope with isolation and solitude] will now have a reference point. Thank you for doing the work. Pastor Sunday Adelaja, sundayadelajablog.com.This is a book with a forever message for writers everywhere, whatever the stage of their writing journey. Must have. Must keep. Pierre Lacompte, writer, editor.I never thought I'd find a book like this for writing. My notebook is full of advice I wish I had years ago... priceless wisdom... This is that rare book that can change your life and your work. Matt White, journalist, editor.This is not a book - it's an inspiration package for all writers in their dungeons. Brilliant. Henry Waterman, dungeon writer.I've been writing for five years and I was stuck, going nowhere. But today is a new day. Today it's real. This is the magic writers have been missing. I've started reading it again, there's too much to absorb in one reading. A.J. Sands.I've read many books on writing, but never anything like this. This gets down to the core of how to not only survive, but thrive as a writer. Every writer should keep this book within reach and never go into the cave without it. Angela Vielka, writer/editor.