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Letter to a Ghostwriting Client

  Letter to a Ghostwriting Client What I wish ghostwriting clients knew about the process. (Photo credit: Pexels) Dear ghostwriting client, I may not say it enough, but I really enjoy working with you. Although we may not have met in person, if we’ve spent any time working on your project, odds are good I… Read More »

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Generate Ideas for Blog Posts with the Help of Photos

Generate Ideas for Blog Posts with the Help of Photos Guest Post by Mike Wicks If you’re a regular blogger like me, you’ll know how difficult it is to sustain originality both with topics and creative approach. I sometimes fear my well of ideas might actually run dry. I’ve read countless articles, such as 101… Read More »

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Why a Passion Planner is This Year’s Must-Have Organizer for Writers

Why a Passion Planner is This Year’s Must-Have Planner for Writers I’ll admit it, I’m a planner addict. I buy several new ones each year so I can try out different approaches to managing my workload and time. I’ve probably tried more than 25 in the last few years. Time management is a major focus… Read More »

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Write Your Memoir (With a Little Help from a Ghost)

Write Your Memoir (With a Little Help from a Ghost) Guest post by Tom Seligson   You don’t have to be a Hollywood celebrity, decorated war hero, or even a notorious criminal to think your life story belongs in a book. Memoirs are more popular than ever. More than a third of the non-fiction books… Read More »

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Manuscript Deadlines: Should Ghostwriting Projects Have Them?

Manuscript Deadlines: Should Ghostwriting Projects Have Them? I think we can all agree that deadlines are a good thing, even a necessity, for both client and ghostwriter. Deadlines help ghostwriters plan their workloads and set appropriate client expectations regarding when they’ll see deliverables. A deadline helps both parties stay on track. What Happens When a… Read More »

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How Ghostwriters Can Gracefully Exit a Project

How Ghostwriters Can Gracefully Exit a Project You do your best to vet or investigate potential ghostwriting clients up front. That might include Googling them, checking their LinkedIn profile, reading articles about the organization they work for, scanning their blog posts, and interviewing them, trying to get a sense of how easy they will be… Read More »

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Ghostwriters: Should You Ever Let Someone “Pick Your Brain?”

Ghostwriters: Should You Ever Let Someone “Pick Your Brain?”   The email in my inbox this morning from a complete stranger asked for some of my time “to learn more about your process” and “to pick your brain about ghostwriting.”  I have to admit I was a bit shocked by the question. Sure, I receive… Read More »

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What Does “Bestseller” Mean?

What Does “Bestseller” Mean? Most authors and ghostwriters want to pen bestsellers, right? Because the term “bestseller” indicates that a book has sold better than others. But how much better, exactly? That’s what I started to wonder after seeing some authors in my area claim to have written bestsellers when I know (from previous conversations)… Read More »

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Ghostwriters: Say “Yes” When Offered More Business

Ghostwriters: Say “Yes” When Offered More Business Ghostwriters experience the same “feast or famine” scenario that freelance writers regularly deal with. One month work is pouring in, the next, all you hear is crickets. Many ghostwriters experience a cycle of too much work, then too little, with anxiety spiking in between those two states of… Read More »

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When Writing a Memoir, First Consider How to Tell It

  John DeSimone is a published memoir ghostwriter and novelist. He has successfully ghostwritten more than a dozen books, taught writing at the university level, and edited several hundred others, both fiction and non-fiction. His passion is helping individuals shape their stories into compelling reads. Find out more about him at www.johndesimone.com. When Writing a… Read More »

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