Help! Help! I need help writing a book!
Actually, this can be true for well-educated and talented writers, as well as novices.
The process of writing a book is not usually taught in school. It comes from experience. It comes from reading and writing and reading and writing and…(you get the picture.)
So, if you want to write your first book, what do you do? One option is to hire a writing coach, who will charge by the hour to assist you in organizing your thoughts and ideas and getting through the mental blocks that are stopping you from making forward progress. This is a great solution for writers who are doing well overall, but just need an occasional helping hand.
If you’re finding that your problems are bigger than you’d thought, or it seems like you may not be up to the task at all, consider hiring a professional writer, a ghostwriter, to help you. If you’re an excellent storyteller, who lacks the writing expertise to get your story into book form, your ghostwriter will get the job done.
On the other hand, if you are one of those talented writers who just needs a little help, the ghostwriter’s minor rewrites and editing skills will be invaluable in making your dream a reality.
A professional ghostwriter will help troubleshoot your book and work out the kinks. For instance, he or she can assist you with character development and story line. You can do the majority of the writing yourself or leave most of it to your writer, depending on what your goals are for your book.
Some feel that it’s cheating to hire someone to write a book for them. After all their name will be on the cover right? How can that be ethical to take credit, if someone else wrote the book for them? Although I understand the concern, let me assure you, it’s done all the time. It’s an accepted practice. After all, it’s your idea and really should be your book.
Having an experienced professional to help guide you through the book writing process will help you grow as a writer. It will give you an experience boost that will carry through to your second and third book. Your next literary adventure won’t be fraught with the perils of inexperience. You will have traveled these waters already.
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