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Guest Post: How I Ghostwrite Business Books…And Bumble Messages

By Megan Okonsky When I meet new people, I hesitate before sharing what I do for work. My official title shifted from “copywriter” to “ghostwriter” in 2019 and I began fielding quite a few questions about my job. Nervous to take up too much time talking about my 9-5, I avoided bringing up work woes…

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Why Ghostwriting Fees Are Like Fine Art Prices

My talented father, Richard C. Layton, was a fine artist, working primarily in watercolor, oils, and pastels. He drew and painted landscapes, seascapes, and portraits. I always marveled at how quickly his paintings would take shape. He would labor for hours in his studio, concertos and symphonies playing in the background, carefully applying layers of…

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Cracking “Voice” with Ghostwriting Clients

By Jeff Raderstrong I was in an interview with a potential client, discussing a book she wanted to write on young leaders in politics. I asked her some of the standard questions I usually ask at this phase of the process: “How would you describe your voice? How would you want me to capture your…

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How Does the Money Part Work with a Ghostwriter?

By Laura Schaefer I recently updated my website and asked a friend for her feedback. She said this: “It easy to understand the value you bring to the project of writing a book. What I don’t understand is how much potential money I would make if I wrote a book, and what percentage of that…

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Even Geniuses Need Writing Collaborators

Guest Blog Post By Jennifer Locke “My Shot.” “You’re Welcome.” “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” What do these songs have in common? Answer: They were written by certified MacCarthur genius Lin-Manuel Miranda. And, perhaps, they were reviewed by John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats before the rest of the world was exposed to these earworms.…

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What People Misunderstand About Ghostwriting

What People Misunderstand About Ghostwriting I’m listening to a money mindset program called Your Wish is Your Command, by Kevin Trudeau, at the recommendation of one of my business coaches, and I was surprised that within the first few minutes of the first CD in a 14-CD set, the topic of ghostwriters came up. Actually,…

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Scribe Media on the Rocks

“Ghostwriting and publishing services firm Scribe Media abruptly shut down yesterday, laying off its staff,” reported Erin Somers today on Publisher’s Lunch, summarizing an apparent sudden change of fortune for the venture. Scribe’s approximate 100 employees were apparently notified by email Wednesday night that “Based on unforeseen business circumstances and faltering business based on unavailability…

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The Mystery of the Ghostwriting Process

By Jeffrey A. Mangus The Mystery of the Ghostwriting Process “I want to do something splendid…Something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead… I think I shall write books.” ~ Louisa May Alcott All right, you’ve been thinking of writing a book and finally decided the timing is right to get it done.…

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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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