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How to Find Your Memoir Themes

How to Find Your Memoir Themes

Sharing your life story through a memoir is an intimidate and special experience. As you outline your book, you should consider the incidents that will flow together to tell your life story. When you do it well, the memoir themes you wish to weave should pop out...

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Ghostwriter?

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Ghostwriter?

Have you been wondering just how much does it cost to hire a ghostwriter? Well, you aren't alone. This is a very popular question. Shopping for a writer is a bit like walking into a gallery with the hope of acquiring a special piece of art. As you peruse the beautiful...

My Ghostwriting Process From Start To Finish

My Ghostwriting Process From Start To Finish

If you're browsing the internet looking for a ghostwriter, you are probably curious about the process. What am I signing up for anyway? Through my blog I do my best to clarify all aspects of the ghostwriting (and writing) process so that this subject no longer is a...

Ask a Ghostwriter: How Can You Research a Memoir?

Ask a Ghostwriter: How Can You Research a Memoir?

Dear Friendly Ghostwriter, Hi Laura, I am 48 years old and need someone to write my life story. I read your article about hiring a ghostwriter and didn’t understand something. When you said that I would need to prepare work and research, what sort of research would I...

How to Write a Novel

How to Write a Novel

Some of my clients dream about a story for years. When I say dream, I mean that quite literally. Their creativity invades their sleep time. One client hired me after dreaming about his science fiction story for over five years. Untapped creativity tends to bulge from...

What Is a Ghostwriter?

What Is a Ghostwriter?

If you're up late browsing the internet wondering "What is a ghostwriter anyway?" you aren't alone. I've learned my chosen profession is a rather unusual concept for many people. Let's start with a basic definition: Ghostwriters are professional writers for hire who...

Tell Your Story

Tell Your Story

If you’ve lived an exciting life full of adventure and have learned many lessons along the way, it might be time to tell your story. I’ve helped dozens of authors share their life stories with their readers. I can tell you in each case it was very fulfilling. My...

Create Conflict In Your Story

Create Conflict In Your Story

When you write a book, you always need to keep the story in mind. Now while it’s true that with a memoir you need to stick with what really happened, you can never sacrifice the necessary ingredients for a good book. For instance, you must create conflict in your...

What to Expect In an Interview with a Ghostwriter

What to Expect In an Interview with a Ghostwriter

You’ve made the leap—you’ve decided to author a book this year. Bravo! This is a wonderful goal. If you’re similar to many other busy successful people, you may need a little help. If so, you may find you learn a lot just from a simple interview with a ghostwriter....

Do you want a cheap ghostwriter?

Do you want a cheap ghostwriter?

Searching the internet, you can easily find ads for a cheap ghostwriter. They’re all over, a dime a dozen. However, is that really what you want? Of course you should look for a good deal, but you need to avoid the bargain-basement writers. Please don’t hire a cheap...

A Ghostwriter’s Contract

A Ghostwriter’s Contract

Finding the perfect ghostwriter for your project probably took a lot of soul searching, research, and time. Congratulations! You are about to embark on a brand-new journey. Now, this new bond with your ghost will mostly likely be very personal, but it’s important that...

Is Ghostwriting Ethical?

Is Ghostwriting Ethical?

I’ve been a ghostwriter for twenty years now and love it. Although I am also a published author, there is something singularly satisfying about helping someone complete a lifelong goal of seeing their book in the hands of enthusiastic readers. However, there is a...