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“Ghost Karma”: The Key To Creating Your Dream Ghostwriting Business

By Laura Elliott, your go-to ghost 👻 One night at sunset, after our outboard motor had failed, a good Samaritan named Tom towed our dinghy behind his. We were in the waning days of summer camp—our annual boating adventure on the Salish Sea. The sweet inland passage, home to the San Juan Islands on the…

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10 Tips for Interviewing Trauma Survivors for Their Memoirs

By Jennifer Upton Being a ghost writer of memoirs involves meeting with clients in person, getting to know them, and recording their histories. When I first started ghost writing memoirs, I naively thought most of my work would involve constructing family trees and describing nostalgic tales of yesteryear. I had no idea the vast majority…

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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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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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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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The Best Ghostwriters Ask Great Questions

The Best Ghostwriters Ask Great Questions The best books are filled with information that is interesting, entertaining, informative, and maybe even surprising. To gather those details requires the skills of a great writer, or, alternatively, a great ghostwriter. The benefit of hiring a talented ghostwriter is as much their writing ability as it is their…

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3 Things the Hallmark Movie Channel Got Wrong About Ghostwriting

3 Things the Hallmark Movie Channel Got Wrong About Ghostwriting   Hallmark holiday movies are sappy and formulaic, and we love them anyway. On Sunday, November 10, 2019 Hallmark premiered a new addition to the Hallmark Christmas movie line-up, titled “The Mistletoe Secret.” (If you don’t want any spoilers, you may want to stop reading…

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5 Websites Where You Can Find Paying Writing Assignments Today

5 Websites Where You Can Find Paying Writing Assignments Today Building a steady stream of writing work can take weeks or months of effort. It’s like planting seeds in the spring that you hope will bear fruit a few weeks or months later. From creating social media profiles to registering on content marketing platforms, designing…

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The Top 5 Things Your Ghostwriter Website Must Have to Bring You Work

The Top 5 Things Your Ghostwriter Website Must Have to Bring You Work To become a well-paid ghostwriter, you need a well-designed website – one that will attract the right kind of attention and put to rest any questions about your skills and experience. Beyond being professionally designed, which demonstrates your willingness to invest in…

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What to Do When Work Slows Down

Any ghostwriter who tracks their monthly revenue can spot normal slow-downs, and mid-summer is a fairly typical time of year for work to drop off – often dramatically. It’s common for clients to take a vacation and put their projects on pause, or delay making a decision about their ghostwriting needs until they return a…

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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…

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