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Juggling for Ghostwriters

I was never able to master juggling. Apples, oranges, rubber balls – you name it, I was unsuccessful. I could launch one piece of fruit and then another, but when I tried to add more than that, I always failed. I felt overwhelmed, quickly losing track of where each orange or apple was. I guess… Read More »

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What Should Authors Expect to Pay for Ghostwriting Help?

As much as ghostwriters ask, “What should I charge?,” prospective authors ask, “What should I pay for a ghostwriter?”  And, of course, the answer is, it depends. It depends on a lot of things, actually, and no one-size-ghostwriter fits all. While there are plenty of ghostwriters and content creators in other parts of the world… Read More »

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Save Time and Energy with Improved Focus, Ghostwriters

I read Tim Ferriss’s book, The 4-Hour Workweek, when it came out 10 years ago because I was intrigued with the notion of working only four hours a week (spoiler alert: I’ve never come close to that goal). Ferriss had some great ideas, which I implemented, to boost my own productivity and focus. And I’m… Read More »

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What is the First Step to Writing Your Book? Advice for Aspiring Authors

Many first-time authors have been thinking about writing a book for quite some time. Maybe that includes you. You know you want to write a book to share your life story or lessons learned, or maybe to offer advice – but you’re not sure how to begin. Should you write down stories? Research the topic?… Read More »

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Ghostwriters: The Outlook for Ghostwriting in 2017

  While I don’t have a crystal ball that can tell me what the next 12 months will look like for professional ghostwriters, signs that have emerged in the last few months help us to infer what the rest of the year may hold. Here is what I think we’ll see in the coming year… Read More »

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3 Secret Places to Find Ghostwriting Gigs

3 Secret Places to Find Ghostwriting Gigs The hardest part about being a ghostwriter, for me at least, isn’t the lack of a byline or the need to mimic someone else’s voice. The hardest part is finding clients in search of professional ghostwriters. While content agencies may advertise their need for writers and ghostwriters, individual… Read More »

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Without sharing client information, how can ghostwriters market themselves?

Without sharing client information, how can ghostwriters market themselves? Ghostwriters are different from freelance writers, authors, bloggers, and other professional writers by virtue of their anonymity. That is, no one knows who they work with. A ghostwriter’s goal is to blend into a crowd, not stand out. That’s what clients pay for. In fact, clients… Read More »

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How to Use Your Website to Attract New Clients

How to Use Your Website to Attract New Clients You already know that your website is often the first experience clients have with you. It’s your brochure – a representation of your business. For that reason, it needs to look professional and put together, just like you. But websites aren’t just brochures. They are business… Read More »

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Free writing tools to boost your productivity and profitability

Free writing tools to boost your productivity and profitability When I read Daphne Gray-Grant’s blog post today about 26 free writing tools, I was happy to see some of the programs I use listed. And I was intrigued by others I’ve never heard of. I’ve used the Pingdom Website Speed Test to see how quickly… Read More »

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What is your ghostwriting process?

What is your ghostwriting process? Clients unfamiliar with publishing often ask ghostwriters to talk about their “work process,” or how the writing will be done. What I think they’re really asking, however, is how, exactly, their thoughts will flow onto the printed page of a book or into an insightful blog post by way of… Read More »

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