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The Write Tools for the Job

Guest blog post by Josh Kelley Wouldn’t it be amazing to have an office of my own? I thought as I unpacked a computer, charger, headphones, and mouse for the thousandth time at “my” table in the back of an extremely understanding coffee shop. The very idea felt extravagant—no way I’d waste money on something…

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What Happens When you Work with a Ghostwriter

Guest blog post by Ginny Carter You have a book that begs to be written, but there’s a problem. You don’t have the time, and if you’re honest, you aren’t sure where to start. So, you decide to hire a ghostwriter. That’s a great first step, because you’re acknowledging that you could do with some…

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Authors: How to Easily Find a Ghostwriter Online

One of the most-searched questions within Google regarding ghostwriters is how to find one. Many aspiring authors would like some writing support and don’t know where to turn. Being cautious about where you’re looking and how you’re qualifying potential ghostwriters is smart. There are many scam websites out there and it’s easy to get taken…

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What Kind of Ghostwriter Do You Want to Help Write Your Book?  

Behind-the-scenes ghostwriters play a different role than writing collaborators or partners do. We’re hearing the term “ghostwriter” and “ghostwriting” much more frequently these days, as everyone from industry experts to leaders to celebrities are freely acknowledging that they did, in fact, hire a ghostwriter to assist in producing their book. And why shouldn’t they?! Ghostwriters…

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How Ghostwriters Provide Writing Samples

Because many ghostwriting clients demand that their ghostwriter sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to preclude them from sharing any work they’ve done, how can ghostwriters demonstrate their skill and experience? What can ghostwriters show prospects when asked for writing samples without violating their NDA? It’s a good question and, fortunately, there are some ways to…

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The Best Way to Quote Your Ghostwriting Fee

One of the most common discussions we have as ghostwriters has to do with how to figure out what to charge for ghostwriting services. What’s fair? What’s the going rate? How should I structure payments? These are the frequently-asked questions. And the best answer is to quote and structure payments in the simplest way possible…

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Guest blog post: How I Raised my Ghostwriting Fee from $7,500 to Over $100,000 per Book

By Robert Bruce Woodcox When I started ghostwriting 27 years ago after selling my advertising agency of 25 years, I remember how nervous I was negotiating my fee with a first “potential” client. I had only written one book, so I had what I called, “light credentials,” and a very thin resume (with the exception…

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How I Plan My Day as a Ghostwriter

I know I’m always curious to hear about the schedules of other writers, to better understand how people spend their days, so I’m hoping hearing about my typical day may be of use to you. Before I tell you about a typical work day for me, I need to warn you that I’m a planning…

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4 New Year’s Resolutions Ghostwriters Should Consider Making for 2022

Even if you didn’t make New Year’s resolutions on January 1, how about taking a little time today to think about how you can improve your business in the coming year? These ideas and plans don’t necessarily need to be framed as “resolutions,” but, rather, how about as tactics or improvements? Taking even little steps…

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Ghostwriters: Want a Faster Path to a Six-Figure Income?

The holy grail for freelance writers seems to be earning six figures, or more than $100,000. Although this sum may seem huge, and potentially unreachable, to some writers, others have already scaled that peak and are working toward multiple six-figure revenues. The key to earning six figures, or to earning more at any level, comes…

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How Ghostwriters Multitask

How Ghostwriters Multitask There are frequent discussions in the Association of Ghostwriters private Facebook group about how many projects ghostwriters take on at any one time and how they manage their workload. I always find it interesting to hear how members schedule their assignments and organize their tasks, so as not to be overwhelmed by…

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My Summer Reading List

My Summer Reading List Yes, I know summer is more than half over, but as I look ahead to my upcoming vacation, I’ve set aside a few books to read or finish during my getaway that I’m excited about. In case you’re looking for ideas for books to read during your spare time, I thought…

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