The art of writing for others
Successful ghostwriting is born in meeting of the author’s brilliant idea and the ghostwriter’s ability to be the author on the page. As you meet ghostwriters, ask yourself questions about the bond that will potentially form between you and them.
What is their writing skill level?
How well does your prospective ghostwriter understand you and your project?
How comfortable are you with this person knowing you and your projects?
How much of heir time will you get?
Do you believe they can write in your voice?
Entrusting your book idea to the right person is the most critical decision of the task
Once you have the right ghostwriter working for you, the ball is in their court, and most likely, their work will be a series of trials and errors in working out the expression of your written voice in the firstchapter and carrying it through to the last page.
Why not write the book yourself?
It's possible that you will, though if you're reading this website, there's a good reason why you don’t intend to write the book yourself. Your talents and disciplines lay elsewhere. You have a family, a career, and little time for creative writing.
If you have a great book idea but feel daunted by the notion of writing it yourself and want someone to help you get there, I can help you. Together you and I will discuss what you have for your project so far. Then, I’ll draft a detailed outline of your project based on your notes and our conversations, then write and send you chapters for review. Writing a full-length book - around 320 pages - takes about six months, though the time can be longer or shorter depending upon the project's complexity.
I work with one client at a time, so you get all of my attention to your project and full on-call access for consultation while I write for you.
The art of collaboration
Ghostwriting is a median between collaborative and independent writing. The act of brainstorming and outlining is a cooperative effort, while the act of writing is a solitary one.
I love working with people to help them unpack their ideas and write it out to the result that matches their vision of it. The great challenge in ghostwriting is finding my clients’ voices and writing in it until the book is complete so that anybody will believe they wrote it. The client's representation of the book is the final component of the collaborative effort. It's your book. You authored it.
If you want to turn your idea into a novel, screenplay, memoir, self-help book, historical or philosophical work, or short story, contact me for a 30-minute consultation. Let's see if we have the right fit to work together.
If you have a blog you want to be maintained by a ghostwriter, I specialize in the kitchen and bath industry and have experience writing for independent businesses. I understand the value of posting weekly Diving SEO and traffic to your site takes time, but the consistently high-quality effort will pay off by leading readers to your website.
You only have one shot to make a first impression
Don't let the wrong words sabotage it
Whether you're making a sales pitch, creating a business plan, marketing your product or coming up with new online content, the right words are the difference between success and failure. I have the right words.
Let's get started on your book
Schedule a complimentary
30 minute consultation to discuss your project & goals.
What you get
Thorough research into your areas of interest (and if applicable) your markets, audiences, competitive landscape, untapped opportunities – a detailed understanding of your world
Quality of prose
The highest quality of writing that speaks to your target audience and best reflects your individual voice. Before any writing commences, we discuss and agree on a specific writing style & tonality
My full attention
We’ll work one on one for the duration of your project, during which I’ll devote my unlimited time and attention to your story. I’m on call while I am working for you
Authorship of your book
You are the author and retain all rights to your story. My services are 100% confidential
A lifetime of writing experience
I have been writing for 36 years. Often juvenilia is discounted on the assumption that it lacks merit, though the development process teaches the young writer an approach to aesthetics through the relationship between inspiration and discipline. The early stage is integral to a writer’s thinking about the craft and measuring their discipline in it. So the way that I look at it is that the writing I did at 10 is worthwhile for the dedication that led to, not the content that was produced.
Writing is getting ideas out and then revising them to sound good. Revising is choosing what to keep, what to get rid of, and what to change.
In 2009, someone I knew who worked in independent film asked me to rewrite their script. That was my first ghostwriting job, though I didn’t consider myself a ghostwriter.
I traveled and taught English in Vietnam, blogged, and wrote white papers for a consulting business for a few years following that. In 2019 I built my ghostwriting business while living in Mexico. Since launching my business, I’ve written a novel, revised a memoir, white papers, blogs, and a book of poetry for clients.
Ready to get started?
I work with only you from the start of your book until it is complete. Whether you want your ghostwriter to dive into the work and return six months later with the finished manuscript, or you want weekly updates on the action, we’ll work with the structure you want, and the result will be what you envision your book to be.
In our call, we will discuss your book idea, your goals for it, and how we would work together. If you want me to write your book, we'll schedule a follow up meeting to dive in to your idea and give it all the time it needs.