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15 Types of Ghostwriting Projects

15 Types of Ghostwriting Projects Depending on the type of writing projects you most commonly take on, you may think that ghostwriting is a tad limiting. That is, that you can only ghostwrite, say, books, or speeches, or blog posts. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Ghostwriting allows you to create virtually any kind… Read More »

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4 Warning Signs You Have a Potential Nightmare Client on Your Hands

4 Warning Signs You Have a Potential Nightmare Client on Your Hands Ghostwriting is a rather unusual service business in that clients can have so little familiarity with the writing and publishing process. Unlike construction, or janitorial services, or even product assembly, which many folks can at least picture, writing endeavors are often a mystery.… Read More »

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How soon do you bring up money with ghostwriting prospects?

How soon do you bring up money with ghostwriting prospects?   Wooing a potential ghostwriting client is a lot like dating. You don’t want to seem too eager, or desperate, nor do you want to seem aloof or disinterested. It’s a careful balance – asking enough questions about the client’s expertise and need for a… Read More »

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Five ways to reduce the cost of hiring a ghostwriter

Five ways to reduce the cost of hiring a ghostwriter As more people learn about ghostwriting and how a ghostwriter can help them get their book written, or take over writing their blog, or craft articles they can use to market their expertise, demand is rising. But one thing that stops many clients in their… Read More »

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Gift-giving ideas for ghostwriting clients

Gift-giving ideas for ghostwriting clients With the holidays once again upon us, the topic of client gift-giving has come up. Some ghostwriters send cards to all of their contacts, some send a single type of gift to all of the past year’s clients, and others pick and choose who gets what. There is no one… Read More »

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Goal-Setting Tips for Ghostwriters

Earlier today, in between client projects, I took a little time to watch a webinar on goal-setting for 2016. Since we’re exactly 30 days away from the start of the New Year, I thought looking ahead to 2016 might be a good use of my time, and it was. Every December, as some of you… Read More »

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Reasons to Avoid Local Ghostwriting Clients

Reasons to Avoid Local Ghostwriting Clients   When we were first starting out, many of us were taught to look first for business in our own backyard. Meaning, there are likely new clients in need of writing services in our own zip code, or not too far away. The fact that they are so close… Read More »

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Memoir versus Autobiography: What’s the difference?

  The Association of Ghostwriters (AOG) receives many requests each month from authors looking for help with their memoirs – only some really mean autobiography. So what’s the difference? A memoir is an exploration of a particular point in time in a person’s life – a moment, or a life-changing single experience. A Marine might… Read More »

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5 Tools Every Ghostwriter Needs

  To be a successful ghostwriter, you need to have strong writing skills. That’s a given. But just as important as your ability to string words together in a pleasing manner is your ability to organize and manage all the information needed for your client projects. You can’t be a top notch ghostwriter if you… Read More »

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5 of the Biggest Myths About Ghostwriting

5 of the Biggest Myths about Ghostwriting Many people have heard of ghostwriters but may not be exactly sure what they do and how they work. Ghostwriters are writers who work behind-the-scenes to craft documents on behalf of their clients, typically anonymously. Most people get that. But there are some common misconceptions about ghostwriters and… Read More »

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