Writing fiction is slightly different than writing non-fiction. My rule for non-fiction still applies here; as long as the author is passionate about the material, then I’m on board. While non-fiction involves research, the fiction equivalent is brainstorming. Fiction books need to follow their own internal logic. On the surface, this sounds simple enough. But […]
Your story has power.
Why aren’t you telling it?
Writing and publishing your book is a lengthy task.It is also not without its share of problems. Murphy’s Law sums it up nicely- If it can go wrong, it will go wrong, and at the worst possible moment. There are the times when it feels as though life is conspiring to keep you from writing, […]
Let’s just pull off the bandaid quickly here- Your book will not be making you a fortune. You’ll write it, edit it, labor over the words and structure, polish it, publish it…and you won’t be seeing a lot of money off of the book itself. Sure, you’ll sell copies. You might even make the best-seller […]
The certification course, offered through California State University at Long Beach, covered both fiction and non-fiction ghostwriting. When I took the course, the first semester was non-fiction and the second semester was fiction. Now the course has been adjusted so that fiction and non-fiction is done simultaneously.Thankfully, I missed that schedule because focusing on just […]
I’m no marketing expert, but I am aware of two types of marketing; inbound and attraction marketing. There are more types, but these are the two that I will be talking about in this post. Feel free to enlighten me in the comments. But back to the first two that I’m the most familiar with; […]
Before I became a certified ghostwriter, I was just writing. A “regular writer,” you would say. The distinction is semantic right now, but I did write a lot even before I decided I wanted to have something published. Even in grade school I would write down ideas and tell stories to my family. And when […]
Currently, I’m reading “The Undoing Project” by Michael Lewis. It’s a follow-up to “Moneyball,” his account of Billy Beane, Paul DePodesta, and the use of Sabermetrics to reinvent the Oakland Athletics. They were the poorest team in the league and yet were able to put together a team that nearly won the World Series multiple […]
The digital age is upon us, and things are becoming more and more…digital. With that, there is the ongoing argument over whether print books and books in general, still have a place in society. More specifically, a place in the business world. If you can download content on your smartphone in seconds, and consume content […]
A Common Question It’s a simple question, but it helps to start here when explaining “ghostwriting” to a new client. Sometimes they know a little, sometimes they know a lot, and sometimes they know nothing. Let’s start with the basics then… If you’re busy, but still need a book written, then hire a ghostwriter. If […]