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Before You Write Your Book, Do This First

Authors with a book idea are generally eager to start writing their manuscript. They want to start documenting their thinking, to see words on paper, or the screen, and chapters forming. But writing a draft of your book is actually not the best place to start. Whether you intend to self-publish or to try and sell… Read More »

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5 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started Ghostwriting

Like many in the field, I’ve been ghostwriting for a few years now. And as I look back, there are a few things I wish I had known as I was getting started: 1. Ghostwriters create more than just books. While ghostwriting a book for a tech guru was my first project, I limited my… Read More »

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How to Morph from Blogger to Author

If you blog regularly for your company or your job, it’s possible you have a great start on all the content you need to write a book. That is, writing a book may not be as difficult or time-consuming as you fear. The folks at Reedsy addressed this topic in a recent article, in which… Read More »

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7 Misconceptions About Self-Publishing Authors Should be Aware Of

Fifteen, even ten, years ago, the only way to have your book taken seriously was to have it published by a mainstream publisher – a name, like John Wiley & Sons, Random House, McGraw-Hill, and others. Sure, self-publishing was available, but authors who went that route were assumed to have a manuscript that was not… Read More »

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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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