A ghostwriter can help you achieve your dream of writing a book!
Did you know that many of the books you see on the shelves in bookstores as well as in online bookstores are ghostwritten? Both nonfiction and fiction authors often enlist the help of a ghostwriter. Why? Because they are busy doing the things that they love. And that is okay! It's not an easy undertaking to write a book. It takes an experienced writer, who has honed the skill of book-writing, to write a book. A ghostwriter can write a book for you while you're running your business or living your life, and doing the things that are most important to you.
Who is The Author's Writer and what is a ghostwriter?
My name is Wendy S., The Author's Writer. I am a professional ghostwriter, a writer who knows how to interview you to "get your story." I have worked as a journalist for the past 20 years and know how to ask you the right questions, so I can learn more about you and your subject matter or story. I am a good listener, and I am also empathetic. I will let you do the talking to learn about you and your story, so I can write the book in your voice and your style.
If you want to find me, you'll know where to look. I'll be writing!
I also have a creative mind. I can see parts of your story that you may not see yourself because you are so close to it. I can provide you with another angle or alternative point of view.
I am also a visionary. I will "see" the overall framework or structure of your book. I will "see" how we could start and "see" how we can end your book and everything in between.
Most importantly, you can relax while I do the work so that your book gets done. The result will be a professional manuscript that you can proudly put your name on as an author.
As your ghostwriter, I will help you write your book, but you will always keep the copyrights to your book (once paid for) and your story and privacy will also be protected.
How long would you like your book to be?
It is very helpful to think about how long your book will be before you speak with your ghostwriter. For example, will your readers be able to read your book on a cross-country flight, or will your book be a more complex work that will make your readers think and ponder? Consider that the average book length can be anywhere from 35,000 to 80,000 words. The number of pages of your book will vary depending on the font size and page size of your book. Oftentimes, we do not know how long a book will actually be until it's completed; however, it is helpful to have an estimation.
Do you have a deadline?
Do you have a deadline? Even a tentative one? A tentative deadline is flexible and can always be changed. Whether the deadline is firm or flexible, it is important to have a deadline because it helps you commit to your book project. A book of 35,000 words, for example, can take several months to complete with the help of a ghostwriter. This is another reason why deadlines are important. Rushing to write your book will not be in your best interest. So, page through your calendar and see when you might like to have your manuscript completed, then plan accordingly.
What is the message and purpose of your book?
Some other questions your ghostwriter may ask you are "Why are you writing a book (your purpose) and what is your message?" AND "Would you like to share a message with others in order to help them in some way?" Many of the authors we work with say that writing their book is worth it if it just helps one person. Those are the types of books that are most attractive to us. Of course, we are also here to help you with publishing and promoting options, too!
How much does ghostwriting cost and how long does it take?
Hiring a ghostwriter is an investment that will establish your expertise, boost your credibility, and transmit your message in a way that resonates with readers!
A ghostwriter assumes the task of writing your book for you so you don't have to! I bring to the table 14 years of ghostwriting experience in the genres of memoir, business memoir, business books, and technical topics, such as aviation, engineering, economics, finance, medicine, and law. I have been writing professionally for 30 years, including white papers, feature articles, blogs, web content and SEO, and have taught English and writing as well as technical writing at the university/college level for 20 years.
An average book-length is approximately 35,000 words. However, books can reach lengths of 70,000 words or more. By hiring me as your ghostwriter, I can create the framework for your book, write your chapters and create your manuscript, perform one major revision of each chapter, write the introduction (front matter) and appendix (if applicable) and back cover blurb, as well as perform one major revision of the final manuscript. Also included are telephone interviews as well as publishing and promotional advice. Research and additional reading can be done if requested. Estimated time of completion is estimated to be 7 months depending upon length of book and your availability. To begin work, I request a down payment to get started and then we will work together month by month until the chapters are written, and the manuscript is completed. The length of your manuscript, as well as if additional services are required, such as research, will result in the final cost. Monthly payments are accepted and welcomed so that together we can achieve the dream of getting your book done and in the hands of your readers! Want to get started?