Charles Daly


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Charles Daly is the co-author of Make Peace or Die: A Life of Service, Leadership, and Nightmares, which was featured on Jocko Podcast. He is the ghostwriter behind Privy's The Ecommerce Marketing Handbook.  

He has worked as a developmental editor on bestselling military memoirs including From Lawyer to Warrior and Civil: Life After the Foreign Legion. His work has appeared in The Boston GlobeWe are the Mighty, Kōkatat, and Thought Catalog. He lives in a cottage on the west coast of Ireland with his wife, a Swiss crime novelist, and their cat, Serge.

“This is the kind of book I love—a true-life memoir of a man who lived (and is still living) a multi-dimensional life of war, love, family, and service … and who writes about it like a bandit.”

- Steven Pressfield, bestselling author of The War of Art and Gates of Fire on Make Peace or Die

 

Do you have a great story?
Have you been told you should write a book?
Do you want to position yourself as an expert in your field?

Send me a brief description of your project, and I’ll let you know if I can help (and point you in the right direction if I can’t).

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1. GHOSTWRITING - $$$
Tell me your story. I’ll put it on the page and capture your voice.

2. DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING - $$
You write the book, I edit it. Get fresh eyes on your work and feedback to make it better.

3. BOOK COACHING - $
We develop an outline and project roadmap. I support you through the writing process.

𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐆𝐇𝐎𝐒𝐓𝐖𝐑𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐂𝐄𝐒𝐒

STEP 1: OUTLINE, ROADMAP, AND POSITIONING
Before we start writing, we develop a roadmap for the project and an outline for the book.
We’ll also talk about audience, positioning, and your goals as an author.
You can use this information to start looking for publishers.
If you’re going the traditional publishing route, I’ll help you create a book proposal.

STEP 2: INTERVIEWS & 1st DRAFT
This is the fun part! Once we have our chapter outline, it’s time to sit down and record the interviews that will become the content of your book.
Then, I brew some coffee and start crafting your first draft!
Using our interviews, I develop a writing style that captures your authentic voice.
When the first 25 pages are ready, I’ll send them to you to make sure we’re on the same page (pun intended). You can use these pages as part of your book proposal.
After a few dozen more coffees, your first draft is ready.

STEP 3: DRAFTS 2 & 3
In drafts 2 & 3, we use the raw material from draft 1 to craft your book with the magic of editing.
Then it’s time to prepare for publication!

𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐉𝐄𝐂𝐓 𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐇𝐅𝐈𝐍𝐃𝐈𝐍𝐆 -or- 𝐔𝐍𝐅*𝐂𝐊 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐊 𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐀

Start your book project with a writing plan you can believe in. I offer outlining and feedback sessions to help you refine your book idea and generate an outline and project roadmap.  Book a Project Pathfinding session here

𝐖𝐇𝐘 𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐊 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐌𝐄

Clients have told me I excel at the aspects of writing and editing that can't be taught. I catch details others miss, and I have an ear for capturing original voices. Having worked with survivors and veterans, I have experience supporting authors with difficult and painful stories to tell.

𝐇𝐎𝐖 𝐓𝐎 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓𝐀𝐂𝐓 𝐌𝐄

Send me a brief description of your project here

𝐁2𝐁 & 𝐓𝐇𝐎𝐔𝐆𝐇𝐓 𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐃𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐏 𝐆𝐇𝐎𝐒𝐓𝐖𝐑𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆

I also do thought leadership ghostwriting for select B2B clients and founders. 

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Location
Cape Cod, MA/ Ireland