How Do You Find A Ghostwriter?

So, you’ve got an epic book idea and you dream of getting it published, but you haven’t been able to find a way to complete it. Do you need help? Hiring a ghostwriter can certainly bring that dream to fruition. But how do you find a ghostwriter? It’s tough to know who to hire, who will be the person to see your project through to the end.

Just doing a search in Google for the term “ghostwriter” will provide a myriad of results. It can be a bit overwhelming if you have no clear plan of action in place. Here are a few tips to help you make sense of it all and find a ghostwriter to be your voice.

Understand the different ghostwriting service providers.

There are freelance sites like Fiverr, where you can find someone willing to do the job. They charge much less than the market generally demands, which may sound good, but should be a blaring warning sign. Consider if the average writer bids $15,000 to $60,000 to write a full length book, knowing that it takes six to eight months to write, how on earth can someone bid $500? There’s a reason for the low bid. If you hire someone in this ballpark, you will need to rewrite the book once it is delivered. After having experienced a low budget writer, most people are very willing to spend the money required to get an experienced and qualified expert to write their book.

Establish your budget.

As you search out the best ghostwriter for your project, discuss your budget early on in the conversation. I’ve noticed that some clients hesitate to tell me what they want to spend. Even if I love a project concept, I will not bid too low to get it. If you tell me upfront what you can spend, I can give you options and perhaps even find a writer for you within your range.

Check work samples.

When reviewing a potential candidate, be sure to do your research and check their work samples and any books they may have published. There is no better indicator of the type of work someone can produce for you than the work they have already published. Professional writers have varying styles. Find a writer who writes in a style you and your readers would enjoy reading. If you don’t like the writer’s samples, chances are you won’t like how they tackle your book.

Establish a rapport.

Once you get through the initial stages of research and are drawn to a particular ghostwriter, take the time to talk to her. The writing process is a very bonding experience. Most likely, you’ll be immediately drawn to the right writer. If not, keep looking. It’s vital that you and she can communicate easily and well over the months to come.

Start as soon as possible.

Whenever a client puts off a project, it usually means it will never get done. It is rare that someone postpones for more than a month and then comes back to actually complete their book. If you want to write your book, understand it will take at least half a year, adding on a few months for the publishing process. When you consider that, now is a good time to start!

Finding a quality ghostwriter to deliver your book doesn’t have to be a haunting, I mean daunting task. I am always happy to answer all of your questions, giving you advice on the process.

Additional articles you might find helpful:

Writing A Book Proposal

How To Write A Nonfiction Book

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Ghostwriter?

Working With A Ghostwriter – What Steps Should You Take?

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Laura Sherman, The Friendly Ghost Writer

 

Do you want to write a book? I believe everyone has at least one book within them!

Do you have a personal story that could inspire and uplift others? Or perhaps you have specialized wisdom that could benefit many. Now is the time to write a book!

Most people never realize the dream of seeing their book published. They either don’t have the time to write or don’t have the ability to form their ideas into the written word.

It is a shame, because a lot of those book ideas are good. Some are great. And some are important books that must be published.

As you read this, are you thinking about a book project that you have pushed to the back burner for years?

Whatever you do, don’t allow another year to go by before you write a book. Get the help of a professional ghost writer and complete it now!

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     “When I first decided to write a book, I was unsure of everything.  I had a story to tell but was unsure of how to even begin. 

     “Laura gave me direction and was able to create a “flow” to my book, helping me to fill in what was needed and editing out what was not.  I can honestly say I would have never stayed on track to finish it had it not been  for her guidance and support.  I felt I had full control, yet she provided ideas and suggestions. 

     “If I have the opportunity to write another book, Laura will be the first person I call!” – Lori Suthar

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