What is the best way to write a book about your life? Many people are eager to share their life’s adventures with others, but don’t know how to start. That’s understandable; they are just to close to the story to be able to objective.
It’s fortunately that authors have options!
Write the next bestseller
Most people who write or call me want their personal story to be the next bestseller. It makes sense, as you can make a small fortune on a good story.
In order to write a bestseller you most likely need to hire a ghostwriter, unless you are a well-trained writer. But hiring a ghostwriter can be costly. If you have a budget in mind, email me and I can give you advice on how to proceed.
When you write a book about your life you must make sure your story has a strong message and purpose. No one wants to read an endless account of heavy abuse and degradation. Do you?
I’m sure you have a lot to share and teach, which can benefit others. Consider what that might be for you before you write your book.
Write a mini-ebook
If you have a small budget and wish to hire a ghostwriter to write a book about your life, I suggest you consider a mini-eBook. If you keep the word count low, ghostwriters can be affordable.
A mini-book can be any size, so it is a very flexible approach.
Write for you and your family
It is admirable to record your story for future generations, so that your children may learn from your life experiences. Family histories are valuable and I encourage you to give your children and grandchildren the gift of your family history.
If you are so inclined, write the book and then hire an editor. It will save you money. However if you don’t have the time you’ll want to hire someone to help you record the events of your life. They will need to interview you extensively and use their talents to share your story.
Whichever way you decide to write your book, it will most likely be well received by your loved ones. You might not need to hire a ghostwriter for a family legacy book if you have some experience with the written word. However if you want your book to be marketable to the public, definitely hire a professional to help you.
Which option is best for you? Pick the strategy that will help you accomplish all your goals!
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