Write My Book: How Much Does It Cost?

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How much does it cost to hire a ghostwriter“How much would it cost  to have you write my book for me?”

That’s a common question, one that I’m always happy to answer when a client interviews me. Direct answers are best, I find. The answer is that I charge a dollar per word to ghostwrite and $145 per hour to consult (and I can get a lot done in one hour).

I really enjoy talking to people about their book concepts. After all, I’ve worked with dozens of clients over the last twenty years and have had the privilege of partnering with them to help them complete their book projects. It is wonderfully rewarding!

Some prospective clients have very good ideas and just need help. However, occasionally there are those calls that frustrate me beyond belief. Allow me to share one that happened a few years ago as an illustration of what not to do.

A little story

Find the right ghostwriter for youI was right in the middle of the thirteenth chapter of a memoir I was ghostwriting for a Canadian client when my landline rang. It was tough to pull myself away from the exciting chase scene that was taking place at the border crossing between Hungary and Austria. My client had lived an adventurous life! Normally, I don’t allow myself to be interrupted while writing, as it breaks my creative flow, but I’d forgotten to turn off the ringer and worried that a writer might need my help, so I picked up.

“Hello?” I answered cheerfully.

“Is this Laura Sherman?” the young woman asked. Her voice was somewhat demanding.

Oh my… It wasn’t a good start. My parents taught me to identify myself on the phone. In our home, it was considered a common courtesy to give one’s name before asking for the other’s.

I wasn’t in the mood to correct her. At least the woman didn’t sound like a telephone solicitor.

“Yes, I’m Laura,” I said, with a sigh.

Without acknowledging it, she continued forward. “I want to hire a ghostwriter to write my book because I just don’t have the time to write it myself.”

“That makes sense,” I said. She had voiced a common plea. Most of my clients are busy executives, with very little extra time. “And to whom am I speaking?” (hint hint)

She paused for a moment, probably weighing the pros and cons of telling me her name. “Joyce.” (Okay, that wasn’t really her name, but I’m a ghostwriter, so I can embellish.)

The interview with Joyce

“Hello, Joyce,” I said. “What’s your book about?”

“My life story,” was all she offered. “What’s your ghostwriting process?”

I gave her a brief overview, explaining how it would probably require a couple dozen interviews, spread out over ten months. I explained how it takes a ghostwriter hundreds of hours to write a book. Then she asked a few more questions before she got to the big one.

“So, how much does it cost to hire a ghostwriter?”

“Well, that depends. How long will your book be?”

“About two hundred pages,” she said.

“That’s a good length. I charge a dollar per word,” I said. “So, I’d charge $50,000.”

“That’s too much.”

“I understand,” I said. The truth was most people can’t really afford to hire a ghostwriter. We aren’t cheap. “What’s your budget? Maybe I can find another way to help.”

“I don’t know. I don’t have a lot of money to spend.”

“Well, how much did you want to spend?”

“I don’t know, maybe a thousand dollars? I know that probably isn’t enough, right?”

“Well, if you want to write the book yourself and hire me to coach you, I could work with you to create an outline for $2,000 or so.”

“No. I don’t want to do that. I want you to write it,” she said.

A ghostwriter’s fee

No one can charge a thousand dollars for work that takes ten months to complete, not even starving ghostwriters. However, I always like to try to help everyone who contacts me.  “Look, I know a few editors who are looking to branch out into writing. If you’re interested in writing a short, one-hundred-page book, you might be able to pay as little as $10,000. It’s low but possible.”

“I don’t have that kind of money.”

Desire to write a book

“Then you’ll probably need to write the book yourself,” I said. “Trust me, if you did manage to find someone willing to write your book for a thousand dollars, it probably wouldn’t come out well. Then you’d be stuck hiring someone else to rewrite it.”

Then she asked me about the publishing process. So I gave her a rundown on what an author needs to do to sell a book.

“I’m not good with computers, so I can’t do any of that,” she said.

Authors need to learn about marketing

“You’ll need to learn,” I said. My blunt honesty sometimes gets me into trouble. However, I find it’s better to be upfront than beat around the bush. “Even if you get a publisher, you’ll need to do your own marketing. That’s part of being an author these days.”

She didn’t seem very interested in this part of the discussion. “So, how can I find a ghostwriter?”

“If you’re able to scrape together ten thousand dollars, I can ask around for you.”

She paused then said, “But that would be for a good writer. What if I just wanted to find a writer who will do it for one thousand dollars?”

I have to admit I was gobsmacked, as my British friends would say. I tried to explain again that anyone willing to write a book for a thousand dollars wasn’t someone she’d want to hire. Then she cut me off and said, “OK, thank you!” and hung up.

I sighed and went back to my poor protagonist waiting for me to pull him to safety. He was right where I left him, hiding in some bushes near a river waiting for the cover of darkness to make his way to freedom. Spoiler alert: He made it. I really only work on uplifting, inspirational stories.

Moral of the story

If you’re serious about writing a book, you will find a way. Either hire a good, qualified ghostwriter or make the time to learn how to write a book so you can write it yourself. If you choose to write your own book, consider hiring me as a consultant. I can help you with outlining, rewrites, dialogue, character arcs, etc.

Now, if you’ve read this article and you are interested in hiring a ghostwriter, I would love to hear from you.

If you’re interested in learning more about the writing process, please check out these other blog article topics:

Character Development

Your Guide to Hiring a Ghostwriter

How to Handle Criticism

 


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    214 Comments

    1. Darrin Miller

      It is hard to think of dropping 10,000 – 50,000 when there is no guarantee a ghostwriter will have the skill set needed for a particular story or if their would even be interest when it is completed.
      How do you approach a ghostwriter with your story idea if you are looking to give them co written on your book idea.
      I would imagine people in your profession get a million ideas thrown at them a day and of course each person is sure this is the greatest story of all time. For instance I have a Science Fiction 3 novel idea I would like to discuss with someone. Of course that has its own challenges such as finding a science fiction ghostwriter, once you let your idea out it could be taken and of course when someone has an opportunity to make money from you your idea is the best ever. I would love to find someone that would like to enter a writing partnership if my ideas excited them. That way they would be as invested as me.

      How hard is it to approach it from this angle?

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      • Laura Sherman

        Dear Darrin, While your idea sounds logical at first glance, it isn’t practical for the ghostwriter. For one thing, it will take a few years to write and publish a book. Then you need to market it expertly in order to sell many copies.

        My advice to you is to look for another first time author to help you write your book. That person will be someone who is looking to gain experience, but will need to hold a full time job to pay the bills. For that reason, it might take you two or three years to complete.

        As for your concerns about the skill set of a ghostwriter, that’s very easy to determine. Any professional writer will have samples of their work, as well as testimonials from various clients. In this industry, like others, you do get what you pay for, so keep in mind that a free ghostwriter probably won’t deliver a professionally written book. However, you will learn a lot through the process, gaining valuable experience for your next project!

        I wish you luck and success!
        Laura

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        • Darrin Miller

          I appreciate your response and time.
          I believe there are more people with ideas for stories than those with the commitment and the intestinal fortitude to bang out that idea on paper.
          Is there a place out there where writers can find each other to try and fill in those missing skill-sets?

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          • Laura Sherman

            Dear Darrin, I think the problem is that anyone with the skill set and commitment to write a book, also has many, many ideas. If they were going to devote hundreds of hours to write a book, they would pick from their pool of story concepts. No professional writer will work for deferred pay; it just isn’t realistic.

            Having said that, there are many writer’s groups out there. I can’t recommend any, but that would be easy to google. I would suggest perhaps looking for a local group, where you can meet with people on a regular basis. You’ll need to roll up your sleeves and help create the universes and characters, but that’s a lot of fun.

            Enjoy the process!
            Laura

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    2. Jose Serrano

      HELLO my name is Jose Serrano and I am wondering if you would be able to contact me about maybe writing my life story. I don’t have money. But what I have is what many consider to be a very interesting story. It would be a true story about crime in the city.. not sure if you would be interested in anything like this but I’m giving it a shot.. what I have to say is real and unfortunately dark and very unique..

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      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! Thank you for reaching out to me! Unfortunately, since you don’t have any money, you won’t be able to hire a writer. Try writing it yourself! Maybe join a writing group. Hope you find success!

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    3. Shirley

      Why can’t you just agree on a % that’s made from the book after it’s written. I have had nightmares worse then a Steven king book and I know if my story’s were to be turned into a book it would sell huge and turned into a movie and all. Just have to find a writer willing to invest.

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      • Laura Sherman

        Hello Shirley! Your question is one that I hear frequently. To be honest, a ghostwriter can’t invest in any author’s book. We all need to earn a living, feed our families, etc. Many books require years to write and publish, then their success relies on excellent and often innovative marketing to succeed. Ghostwriters are paid ahead of writing and receive $50,000 or more to write a book.

        Thanks for writing!
        Laura

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    4. Shiva

      Hi Laura,

      I read about you and am very interested to talk to you about my book and it’s all about my biography. Without bragging, has filled stories and stories. Just don’t know how to put together and English is not my first language. Many people say it is pretty good deal if I can write a book. This story could be absolutely educational for reading community people. I don’t have money but I would be able to pay gradually. Please let me know if this interest you.

      Thank you for reading this.

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      • Laura Sherman

        Hi, Shiva! It was good to chat with you about your project. I wish you luck and success!

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    5. Rakel Montoya

      Can you help me?

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      • Laura Sherman

        Sure! Please contact me and tell me about your book concept, your budget and deadline. I’d be happy to give you a quote and/or advice!

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    6. Donald Lovejoy

      Hi. I have a great book idea but I am a horrible writer. I have an chapter outline and ideas for each chapter and character names, mostly, and all the good stuff. I need someone to fill in the blanks and make it an enjoyable, readable, book that could one day make a great movie. Also, I am broke as all get out. Not that I don’t want to pay for a good writer, because I do. The better the writer the better my book. With that being said, is there a way to higher a ghostwriter who would accept funds after a book has been published? Kind of like a royalty payment? I would do the footwork with marketing and work with a publisher for websites and all of that good stuff but it’s the writing that is the issue with me. I look forward to your response. Thank you.

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      • Laura Sherman

        Unfortunately, no, it isn’t possible to hire someone to write for you without paying them upfront. I wish you luck with your project!

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    7. Diana

      Hey Laura,

      I just received my confirmation to write a book. Let me just state for the record, I am not a writer nor do I intend on becoming one. However I have a story to tell, one I believe people will appreciate and enjoy! Not to mention it a million dollars hit! Lol in all seriousness. Can you help?

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      • Laura Sherman

        Hi, Diana! I’m happy to help. Please review my prices and write me back privately. I can at least advise you a bit!

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    8. Joshua

      Hi there I need help with this book I’m thinking of writing it’s called the Attack of the demonic puppet that kills people and only could be awake by a evil spell. And I don’t know if I have to pay you to write the book it’s going to 134 pages

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      • Laura Sherman

        Thanks for writing! Although this wouldn’t be a project I would be interested in tackling (as I specialize in uplifting stories) I’m happy to help you find a good writer. I wrote you privately and look forward to hearing back.

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    9. Carlos

      Hello can you send me a message please. I would like a ghost writer or writer to help me. I read some of your comments but curious on what 100 pages is many chapters. I am a retired police officer and Marine and have been told my stories combined would be a great movie. My main story line is a real life bonnie and clyde crime spree story which resulted in a shootout with police. I know you are more experienced in uplifting stories but my story has uplifting story it includes drama, romance,love and action it is based on true events but its very difficult to write it and have it make sense.

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      • Laura Sherman

        Hello, Carlos! It was good to email back and forth with you. I look forward to helping you further as your project progresses! Have a great weekend! Laura

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    10. Josh

      Laura, I’m curious when you normally setup payment. Is it 100% up front? Thanks!

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      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! That’s a good question, Josh! I charge 25% upfront, with the signing of the contract, then have a milestone approach for the remaining payments. To learn more, please check out my article on the contract: https://laurasherman.com//tips-from-a-ghost-writer/ghostwriting-contract . It is rare that a client pays me 100% upfront. Sometimes they have reasons for wishing to do it that way, but normally my milestone approach works best!

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    11. Kellee

      Hi Laura!! I’ve been wanting to write a book of my life experiences and traumas (ones I do not want to say here publicly) that I belive has happened to so many of us and having to be hushed about. Would I be able to change the real names into fake names? This book could hurt so many people in my family so it would be very necessary to hide their true identity. I would be so grateful if you can get back to me so I could go more into details with you.

      Thank you!

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    12. Priya

      Hi , I am writing a book .I need your help to finish my book as soon as possible. Please do let me know.

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    13. Brandy

      Hi Laura I’m looking for a ghost writer I have a great story on my life my abusive relationships and making it out of the relationship alive if u can please get in contact with me I’d greatly appreciate it thank you

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      • Laura Sherman

        I just popped you an email. Thanks for writing!

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    14. Doug Strachan

      Hi Laura,

      My name is Doug Strachan From Sydney Australia and I need a ghost writer for maybe a one in a million book..

      I’m sure you have heard this all before but I genuinely think I have an idea of a science Fiction story unlike any ever written. It cost nothing to listen.

      It has an unusual story line, great twist & turns & believe it or not is not about little green men or big headed aliens running a muck on earth. I fact the beauty of my story line is they don’t even need to attach mankind however they cause complete devastation on earth but they need something we have & they need it badly and In my story us humans don’t even get to see or hear from the entities until maybe the last 2 or 3 pages of the book which leaves this open to a range of sequels and with any major luck even a movie could follow.. Sorry big ideas from such a tiny mind.

      I have chosen the name of the book but I would prefer to keep this under wraps to create a little interest & secrecy.

      Lets hope we can talk soon.

      Cheers Doug

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      • Laura Sherman

        Thanks for writing! I sent you a private email last week and look forward to hearing more about the project.

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    15. Laura J. Cox

      Hi Laura,

      I need a ghostwriter for my auto biography I want to call “ME TOO”. I’m sure you can imagine what it is about from the title. I have been told my story should be published it is so devastating but I can’t do it myself. Is there any way that if I get a ghostwriter that they will just take a portion of the proceeds that I get from future sales?

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      • Laura Sherman

        I’m so sorry that you’ve gone through what you have… To answer your question, no, professional writers can’t get paid on a deferred basis. We always need to be paid upfront, ahead of the writing. I wish you luck with your project!

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    16. Harshit Agrawal

      Hi Laura, I believe I have some good stories in my mind, but I am not a good writer. I need someone to help me with that.

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      • Laura Sherman

        Thanks for reaching out! Please write me privately and share your idea (just a few line pitch). Also tell me your deadline, budget and anything else you feel will help me help you! Looking forward to hearing back!

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    17. Cindy Kahao

      Hi me and my sister I wanted to write a story about our lives. Neither one of us have any writing skills whatsoever and have no idea where to begin. But just in short details our father was a pretty famous notorious Hells Angel back in the 60s. Our mother was a Hungarian gypsy immigrant / stripper/ con artist. Who is suspected in murdering our father and her lesbian lover. Who dragged her three daughters cross-country back and forth we were pretty much raised in a back of a U-Haul so not too sure how to go about this if you have any ideas or any suggestions would be greatly appreciated thank you

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      • Laura Sherman

        Hello! I just wrote you privately and look forward to hearing back. Thanks for writing!

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    18. Matthew Agostini

      I would love to here how this works .. I work in Film and am starting on a few projects as far as writing . I am interested fit to the time I have .

      Matthew

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      • Laura Sherman

        Good luck with your new projects! Let me know if you need any help!

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    19. Marvlyn

      Hi Laura,

      I Have been looking for help writing a book, it’s about a young woman growing up in the Caribbean, surviving life in a few different countries before ending up in America, where she was also homeless and living on the street for a while after being abused and suffering from PTSD.

      Also about the life of an addict who did everything that you can think about to feed her addiction.

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      • Laura Sherman

        Thanks for writing! Please write me privately and let me know how I can best help. What do you have in mind?

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    20. Tonya

      And I am working on a book about my life and need help taking the thoughts in my head and putting it on paper..as well as reading over and critiquing what has already been written by bringing evey page to life just like it was happening now.. If this is something you can assist with please email me back.. I look for word to speaking with you soon, Thank you!

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      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! No, I don’t give critiques, but I would like to try to help you. I’ll write you privately to give a few options. Thanks!

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    21. Piercen Evans

      I’m looking for a ghost writer to help with this intense, nail biting, shocking, life changing non fiction story of 2 18 year olds we’re opposite backgrounds and there trip to Denver turned to a series of nightmares. From car accidents to hotel fires to crime this novel describes the journey these 2 small town teens would survive in the big city with little to no resources. Thanks for your time

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      • Laura Sherman

        Wow, that sounds like an interesting story! Please write me privately to discuss the details.

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    22. Valerie

      Hi Laura my name is Valerie Lacky I would like hi you to be my ghostwriter , I want you to write about my life journey of struggle

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      • Laura Sherman

        Thank you, Valerie! Please write me directly, with more specifics, like your story (just a few lines), the budget and your deadline. I’ll see what I can do to assist you in this project.

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    23. Alex

      Wow your popular. I was just doing some research. I’m considering writing my own story to inspire people in hardships. As I myself have almost if not experienced all types of hardship and changed my entire life. Although I’m not particularly book nor writing savvy. I only do technical writing. I wanted to educate myself in the process of what it takes. Or the cost of hiring a writer. This site caught my attention. I figure why not share my unbelievable success story to help others. Guess I was curious what kind of input you would give. Anyway cheers, and Merry Christmas.

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      • Laura Sherman

        Thank you so much for your kind words! I would love to help you with your project. Please write me directly and I’ll do my best to steer you in the right direction. To answer your question, I charge $20,000 per 100 pages (or 25,000 words), so the average book runs $50,000. I look forward to hearing back! And Merry Christmas to you, too!

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    24. Guylaen O'Connor

      I’d write her book for a thousand dollars as long as she agreed to give me some royalties. Nobody’s going to pay me anything until my book is finished anyways – might as well start with someone else’s, right? Then, at least, I’d have the ability to call myself an Author instead of stewing within the dings of my typewriter and merely pretending to have some sense of self-worth. Gods, writing a book is TOUGH.

      I don’t need a ghost, I just need someone other than Mr. Coffee to be my friend – by following me on Twitter and telling me that ‘it’s alright, everything will be OK,’ and ‘OHMYGOD who wrote this? Shakespeare eat cake!’

      Barring that possibility-

      Shit, that’s the kettle. Gotta run!

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      • Laura Sherman

        Hope you enjoyed your coffee!

        Please don’t sell yourself short. Writing a book is tough, but keep at it. It takes writers hundreds of thousands of words to really discover their voice. Yes, that’s a lot of words, and it will take time, but it’s really worth it. Writing is fun and so rewarding.

        Instead of hiring yourself out for pennies an hour, write your own books and self-publish on Amazon. It’s better. No need to pretend.

        Sincerely,
        Your Friendly Ghostwriter/Coach

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    25. Stephen Kernal Sings

      Looking for someone to write a true story about me

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      • Laura Sherman

        Great! Please email me the details, along with your rough budget and deadline and I’ll see how I can best help you! Thanks!

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    26. Heidi inkel

      Everybody tells me I should write a book about my life story of betrayal lies deceit and much more it’s very hurtful and upsetting and I a product of mental and physical abuse. My family is a mix, but I found out later in life that I have a new sister and my life long sister found out she is my half sister after 50 years! I have a story but can’t write it. Very interesting life of lies and deceit

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      • Laura Sherman

        Thanks for writing! I wrote you privately and look forward to your reply!

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    27. Tierra Peart

      Hi would like to write a memoir about my past experiences and a child and how it has shaped me into the woman I am today. Please email me @ tierrapeart@yahoo.com to discuss in further detail.

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      • Laura Sherman

        Thanks for writing! I will write to you privately and see how I can help.

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    28. Kresa Rogers (Miller)

      Hello, I was wondering if you could help me. Every I tell my story to anyone, they say “you should write a book”. They want more and more, however, time never allows me to finish my story. If this is something you would be interested in please let me know.
      Thanks

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      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! Thanks for writing! Please write me privately and let me know how I can best help you. I’ll do my best!

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    29. Nickolas Taylor

      I see a lot of people messaging you about writing their life story but a lot of them don’t even give a hint as to what would make it interesting. While I too have a book about my life I want to write, I’m not looking for a ghostwriter because honestly I can’t afford one. I would absolutely love to write it myself but my problem is I don’t consider myself a great writer. There is also an issue of motivation. Due to events in my life, I suffer from severe depression and I have bi-polar disorder. I may also have a form of ADHD. I find it hard to concentrate and once I start something I almost never finish it, especially if it’s time consuming. Anyways, I’m not looking for a ghostwriter, just someone with experience in writing that could provide a guiding hand. Just help with materials and tips to produce something that is worthy of being read. Below is a summary of my life events.

      One thing I’m blessed (or cursed) with is a photographic, bordering on eidetic, memory. Because of this, I remember events in my life as clearly as when I first lived them. I remember my grandfather holding me when I was one and he passed away soon after that. I recalled times I had interacted with my grandfather to my mom and she was astounded when I described him in perfect detail when there were no pictures of him around. I’m 32 now so there was no social media to capture everything. And the reason she had no pictures was because we weren’t the picture perfect family.

      My deadbeat father was a bad influence on my mom. He got her into drugs and turned a smart woman into a wild child. When they had me, nothing changed. Since I was a baby, my dad was in and out of jail for various drug related charges. I’m honestly not sure how my mom escaped going to jail for so long truth be told. They continued having kids they could hardly support. I’m the oldest of seven kids. Before my mom was arrested when I was eight, I had three sisters and one baby brother. We had been homeless, living on friends couches, or crammed into tiny one bedroom motel rooms. We lived on foodstamps and school was a luxury. I remember missing second grade entirely so I could take care of my siblings. It was a brutal existence. I remember eating stale bread and mayonnaise sandwiches just to survive. And as a kid, I was oblivious to how bad it was and loved my mom more than anything.

      Then she was arrested. It was in a park and I remember my sister and cousin running up to me shouting that she’s being arrested. Since my dad was in prison at the time we were placed in foster care. The first home I was placed in was a family with a son who lived in a nice suburb. They were okay people but were rather strict. I stayed with them for less than a week. The second home I was placed in was that typical “doing it for the money” foster family. We were paychecks to them. They had a couple kids of their own who were treated like royalty. They made promises when the CPS worker was around but never kept any of them. I was with them for several months and it was an all around horrible experience. It got better right before my ninth birthday though.

      I met Linda and Gary Taylor. They wanted a son because Linda couldn’t have kids of her own. Gary had some children from a previous marriage but the mother had custody and it wasn’t until much later when I would meet his sons. The reason she had custody is because Gary was in the Navy for twenty years and often stationed on carriers so he was away a lot. Anyways, I met with them several times over a couple of weeks when finally on my birthday they asked if I would like to come live with them. You can bet I said yes faster than anyone had ever uttered the word. They were nice people who only wanted the best for me. Over time they were even able to take in my brother who I had been begging for. I loved my sisters, but I was outnumbered and we didn’t always get along.

      Eventually, they asked if we wanted to be adopted. It was a hard decision for a kid my age but I ultimately said yes. It was a long process but one that was well worth it. I was in a stable home with people who truly loved me as if I was their own. I was difficult at times and required a lot of counseling. You don’t go through what I went through and not come out the other end with issues. Thankfully my baby brother was spared all of that. I caused problems and rebelled but I always loved them.

      Life is fleeting. Over the years I watched as my grandparents passed away. I spent a lot of time with my Noni (she was German and that was the term of endearment she wanted us kids to use) and sadly she passed away on my birthday in 2007. Losing loved ones is something we all have to deal with but I was a mess after losing all my grandparents. Noni used to prepare homemade German chocolate cake for my birthday every year. Needless to say, I stopped celebrating my birthday. More tragedy struck in 2015 when my dad passed away suddenly from cancer in March, my birth month. Then in 2016, a few days before my birthday a family friend contacted me saying my mom was in the hospital and she likely wouldn’t be leaving. I was in Washington at the time and she was in California. I didn’t have a car so I bought one and drove all day on my birthday to make it there. I arrived late in the evening and went straight to her room. She was unresponsive so I sat there holding her hand and talking to her. I told her I love her, that I’m sorry for all the times I was difficult, and how I wish we had more time. I fell asleep right next to her. Several hours later I was woken up by a nurse saying she was sorry but my mother had passed. Only a few hours after my birthday came and went. Just like that, they were all gone. 31 years old and no more parents or grandparents.

      I had long since reconnected with my biological mom and we are on good terms. But it doesn’t come close to what I shared with Linda and Gary. They were a beacon during dark times. They were saviors to a child who was oblivious to the wrongs he had endured. Despite all the depression I’ve had to deal with, they made me a better person and showed me a better way. I want to write a book about my early life, all the struggles and hardships. But I also want to write about two of the most amazing people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. A book dedicated to them, forever and always.

      I’m sorry for the long post. I think I got a little carried away. I will take any help I can get and I appreciate honesty above all else. You can see my writing style in this so if you have any suggestions on how to improve, I’m all ears. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

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      • Laura Sherman

        Thanks for writing! I’m so sorry for everything that you have endured. I appreciate your honesty about not being able to afford a ghostwriter. You asked for some general advice and I’d strongly suggest just writing your book the best you can. You’re not a bad writer at all! Read as many memoirs as you can by authors you enjoy reading. You’ll learn a lot by reading their work. Good luck to you with your project!

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    30. Christy Lee

      Hi Laura my name is Christy lee, for years and years I’ve wanted to write a book on my life story growing up. Their is so much that I remember about the horrific things in my past and I want to write about it but I don’t even know how to start and their have been time’s I’ve tried to write it down but I’m all over the place and I think it would be better if I could tell my story from the beginning and someone else write it out. That would keep me focused. Many people have told me that I need to write a book it would be an inspiration to so many who have gone through similar circumstances as myself. I prayed about it and I really feel like God told me I need to e-mail you. I scrolled past you a few times on google and felt like God saying no, no, no, as I was scrolling and I scrolled back toward the top and a yes popped in my head. Lol I know it sounds funny, hope you write me back.

      Thank you
      Christy Lee

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi, Christy! Thank you for writing! I’m honored that you reached out to me. I’ll email you privately and see how I can best help you.

        Reply
    31. Stacey Moran

      Hi Laura, I am interested in writing a book. However, I am a horrible writer. I feel what I do want to write about would be a worth while book, if I could get someone to help with it. Please let me know if you might be interested.
      Thank you,

      Stacey

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! Please write me privately and I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction. Thanks!

        Reply
    32. Justin Ryan

      Hello, Ma’am. I have an idea for a story and I carried it out myself, but I don’t believe that it’s put together very well and I question it’s professional appearance, so I wanted to look for a professional to carry it out the right way.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi, Justin! Thanks for reaching out! I can help you find an editor, if you like. I’ll write you privately to see how I can help!

        Reply
    33. Ruthanne Tremblay

      Would love someone to ghost write a story about ny life. Everyone I have told my story too says it would be a best seller!
      Couldyou help??

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Thanks for reaching out! I could help you find a writer, but really need to know your budget. As I mentioned in my article, ghostwriters need to be paid upfront. Let me know your thoughts!

        Reply
    34. Enjoli Morris

      Hi. I HAVE A VERY INTERESTING LIFE STORY THST CAN PROBABLY HELP OTHERS. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IF I CAN GET A GHOST WRITER BECAUSE IM MOT QUITE SURE HOW TO EVEN BEGIN WRITING A BOOK. Please any help or suggestion would be appreciated.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Thanks for reaching out to me! I just wrote you privately and look forward to hearing back.

        Reply
    35. Tawan Sanders

      Hello,
      I would like to have an autobiography written about my life…I;m not a writer to say the least. My story is so big that I want to share it with the world.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! I wrote back to you privately and look forward to your response! Thanks!

        Reply
    36. Jane

      Hi mam I’m writing a story about a teenager who has a conscience making appearances because she is really bad at making decisions. I’ve written some of it but I’m stuck. I’d like to have your help thank you very much please respond. I’d like the book to have more than 80 pages.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        I completely understand! I wrote you privately and look forward to your response. I hope I can help!

        Reply
    37. Kim henry

      Hello i am in the navy and my high school sweetheart and i recently reunited. Its been a crazy roller coaster but we would like to write a book. Any ideas?

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        If you want to write your book yourself, I’d recommend reading many books that you enjoy reading and learn from the author’s style. How does he or she handle various scenes? If you’re interested in hiring a ghostwriter, please feel free to write me privately. I’d love to hear from you!

        Reply
    38. Irene Chiotis

      Hi Laura,
      My sister and I have had a very difficult childhood in the Greek culture on a Greek island . I am a professor and my sister is a clinical couselor. Many people who know our story keep on pushing us to write the story of our lives. It is too painful to write and so we have decided to seek a qhost writer. We want a woman ghost writer because we feel a woman can understand us better. We don’t know how you work so can you please inform us of all the details.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Thanks for writing! I just wrote you privately and will do my best to guide you!

        Reply
    39. Sue Bate

      Hi Laura my name is Sue and I want to write a true life story about a 14 yr old who gets raped twice (2 ) different men and is made to marry second man because i got pregant, this man was unfaithful , abusive , in the most revolting ways possible.I then left my children and hitched to London were I then had to go hungry for days and ended up squatting. Theres lots ,lots more .I was wondering if you think this would make intresting reading. Thanks Sue

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi, Sue! Thanks for writing! I’ll write you privately and give you a few options!

        Reply
    40. Dee Dee F.

      Hello Laura, I’ve written a research book before but would love to write two stories. I have ideas but need a ghost writer badly. Thanks!

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        I’d love to help! I wrote to your privately and look forward to hearing back!

        Reply
    41. Paitra Macaulay

      Hello, I have always wanted to write a book but don’t know how. I would like a ghost writer but don’t have 30 grade,for starters I only have 10 grand. Do you mind sharing possibilities with me to see what would be the best affective way of of getting my story out there

      Reply
    42. Tammy

      Hello…. I would love to find someone to write a book about my life story. Could you please message me so I could give you a little bit of details? Thank you so much

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Thanks for writing! I’ll pop you an email right now and do my best to help!

        Reply
    43. shoun rollins

      hi im shoun from Fayetteville nc and I have a story im trying to write … every thing I got to talk about is real….

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hello! Thanks for writing! I have visited Fayetteville a few times and have always enjoyed your fine city. I’ll send you an email shortly to find out how I can best help.

        Reply
    44. andreu

      Hi , I am a filipino indian born in iran and lived almost all my life in Iran experiencing the revoluion , iran – iraq war and later discriminations in different schools and finally university probs and marriage cancelation . I do have lots of experiences as a foregner living in the middle east . if any one is interested to cooperate pls let me know . Thanks

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Thanks for writing! I’ll email you shortly to see how I can best help!

        Reply
    45. Jennifer Mclucas

      Need to hire a ghostwriter

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        I will write you privately and try to answer your questions. Thank you!

        Reply
    46. Nelson Castro

      I am a former public official in New York State. I was asked to resigned from my position as a NYS Assemblymember. I was envolve on a big scandal that brought down some other elected officials. Ever since the events leading to my resignation, I’ve wanted to tell my side of the story. I had been approached by different media to speak on the issue of corruption in Albany. I have turned them down, as you may know the press never has your best interest at heart. So I want to explore the idea of writing a book. I don’t have any money to invest in it, and I am not a writer. Maybe you could help. You should look me up…

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi, Nelson! It definitely sounds like you have a story to tell. Unfortunately, there’s no way around paying a writer upfront. I really don’t have a recommendation for you, if you can’t write and can’t afford to pay someone. Sorry!

        Reply
    47. Sharon Thomas

      Hi Laura, I’ve been reading your post and I’m trying to write my own book but I don’t think I’ll be able to because I don’t have the experience. If possible could you please send me more information about how to get started and some quotes? I’ve probably found my writer in You!My address is 3432 HWY 161 North Little Rock AR. 72117

      Reply
    48. Jennifer Trzicky

      I would love to tell you my life story of being abandoned in 1972 in Honduras and adopted. Growing up with Bi-polar illness. Joined the Navy, am a Combat Veteran of the First Gulf War and a military sexual trauma survivor. My struggles and victory’s. Thank you for your time and consideration.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Thanks for writing! I’ll email you privately to get more information.

        Reply
    49. Kimbrely upright

      I have been thinking about writing a book about my life. I don’t know if this is how I get in touch with you. But if so can someone please Email me at kimupright31@gmail.com. Thank you very much and for your time. Kimbrely upright

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! Thanks for writing! I’ll email you privately to learn more.

        Reply
    50. Mandy

      Wow there is alot of people with the same situation. My life is book worthy but no money. You give same answer over and over. Try finding a student to help. So my questions to you is. How do you find a student. I have no idea where to start to look. I dont want to seem like a creepier. Thanks for your time.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        That’s an excellent question! I don’t have a good suggestion for you, but if you ask around, you might find a candidate. I’d highly recommend paying them something, though. Otherwise, it’s very unlikely they will be able to complete the project.

        Reply
    51. Jewel Manyahilhal

      Hello Laura,
      I been thinking about writing a book for awhile about my relationship and unique circumstance that occurred. I am not a writer by any means and will like some advice on how to have my story grost written. If you can help I am really interested.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! Thanks for writing! I will write to you privately to see how I can best help.

        Reply
    52. Muria Nisbett

      I hired a ghostwriter on Upwork. She took $1125 from me and never delivered a finished product. Upwork investigated and discovered that she was a scam artist who ha a history of doing this. Sadly she is still an active member on their platform so i will never use them again. I am a full time college student and work a temp job. I saved for months to be able to finish this novel and got scammed. I have a really great storyline that just needs development.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Dear Muria,

        I am so sorry to hear of your troubles. I wish I could reach out and warn more people that when they hire a “ghostwriter” for such little money that they are usually wasting their money. Not all are con artists, but most will not be able to spend the hundreds of hours it takes to write a book for less than minimum wage. Now, $1125 would be an appropriate fee for a thorough proofreading of a completed manuscript. Honestly, if you don’t have the budget to hire a true professional writer, you will need to write your book on your own. It isn’t easy and it will take time, but it’s your only option. Then you can spend your budget on hiring an editor to help you polish a bit. Hope that helps!

        Reply
    53. Destiny

      Hi, Laura! I’m Destiny. I’m very interested in writing a book, I’ve been working on one for a while. I’ve been having a lot of trouble getting it done. I’m very creative and have a lot of ideas and thoughts, but when I try to write them down it’s gets all jumbled and mixed up. I don’t have anyone to talk to about it so I some research and found you. Do you think you can help me? Thanks in advance!

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! Thanks for writing! I’ll respond privately to you shortly!

        Reply
    54. Megan M Workman

      I have an exciting thrilling and at the least a very crazy story to tell … it’s about me … I was raised in a private Catholic school that was very strict too many details to reveal I changed to a public school in 5th grade .. I have a depressing past due to molestation by family neighbors etc and after much in between I became a stripper ironic as it may sound a church girl becoming a stripper that’s my life not only that I was in a lesbian relationship that led to drama of a three way relationship … abusive relationship ect… I think my story will relate to many people and I need help to publish and write it..

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! I will write to you privately. Thanks for reaching out to me!

        Reply
    55. Tina Sufrin

      Hi Laura, I was interested in finding out about information about hiring a ghostwriter.
      It was easy getting the name of my book and the chapter titles. I started doing the text in each Chapter.
      Very difficult flowing with each Chapter! Need help and wanted to inquire about ghostwriting.
      Thank you!

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! Thanks for writing! I just wrote to you privately and look forward to hearing back!

        Reply
    56. ione young

      Hello Laura! I’m wanting to write a few books based on my 40yrs of life come 1/25/2017. I believe my life experiences & my mind set during those experiences to my mind set now can be a Verification & or an Inspiration to many young lives all over the world!! I’m sure there is a lot of youth who use their Minds to Escape their Realities & I want to help them Recognize what they’re doing so that they don’t loose sight of what’s REAL & end up in places & situations I’ve been & been in! I’m not a writer so I don’t know where to begin in writing these Award Winning Novels. PLEASE HELP!!!

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! Thanks for writing! Well, I can definitely help you find a writer, but it won’t be inexpensive. If you’d like to email me directly with your budget, I can try to help you find someone within your price range. Keep in mind that ghostwriters charge $15,000 – $60,000 on average. Let me know!

        Reply
    57. Elsie Wendel

      I have a story to tell…
      It’s lengthy….
      But it’s not about publicity, it’s about getting it out for others who think they are the only ones.
      I truly believe what I’ve been through others haven’t.
      When I even START to TRY and tell others, they don’t believe. But, it’s true 100% with WITNESSES.
      I need my story told. I need others (if others have ever)
      To know it will be ok
      I just need someone to write it all in words black and white.
      I need someone with time because it’s very indebt.
      If interested…
      I leave my info…

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Thanks for writing! I’m happy to try to help you. Please email me directly and share your budget. Once I know that I can give you specific advice. Please keep in mind that writers charge $15,000 – $60,000. I run $40,000 for a 200-page book. Let me know your thoughts! Thanks!

        Reply
    58. Lawrence

      Hi Laura, I am looking for someone that I will tell my story and the person will put into a book for me. Its about being a Pastors Child. I am 52, my father is now a bishop, and I have a lot to talk about.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Thanks for writing! I’ll contact you privately to discuss your project.

        Reply
    59. Don Abbott

      Hello Laura,

      I am interested in finding a ghostwriter that can assist me in publishing my first book. I would love to discuss in private via email at your leisure.

      Thank you.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        It’s been good chatting back and forth via email. Looking forward to helping you!

        Reply
    60. Dave Gennrich

      Hi Laura,

      My name is Dave. Like other’s messages I’m reading herein, for years I’ve been advised to write a book cause “I’m a really good writer”…and…”have a really good story” about my life. It’s about me, so to me it’s kinda dull. In short, I was a hard-working successful businessman love vine the dream in Newport Beach, CA. At a company team-building golf event outside Milwaukee I had a very bad fall from a raised golf tee box, where I severely ruptured my spine. In hindsight, I became victim of doctor prescribed medications (well-known today as pain meds). After failed lawsuits, multiple surgeries, loss of employment, etc, I lost everything. Everything. I’d love to write a book to expose how lawyers, doctors, a local community jury (of my peers?!?!) and pharmaceutical companies, contributed to my demise. America is now aware of how pain meds have taken lives. Mine and my family’s was destroyed. My now-X wife suggested I google to find a ghost writer. So I did. Starting with you. The medical profession and US government have finally realized what, together, they’ve caused. Soon, doctors across America will no longer be permitted to prescribe narchotic pain meds for injuries like mine. The change is way overdue. The stories are real. Mine is a prime example of the pharmaceutical’s gone wild and how doctors and patients were duped for over a decade and how an epidemic was created by each of them.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Dear Dave,

        I am so sorry for your troubles. As you have probably seen through your research, ghostwriters aren’t cheap. If you’ve lost everything and are recovering financially, I wouldn’t recommend spending tens of thousands of dollars on your memoirs. I agree that your message is important, but you would need to craft a story with many engaging incidents in order to publish a book. It sounds like you’ve had a really rough time, but I’m not sure there’s a book there. However, you could write articles and submit them to journals and blogs, getting your voice heard! It might be an effective solution for you. Thanks for taking the time to write me! I wish you luck and success.

        Reply
    61. Fred

      Just for clarification, what I meant when mentioning not having time as I near retirement was I will be producing my own films instead of corporate films for the company I work for.

      Reply
    62. Fred

      Laura, I became involved in video/film production, something I’ve had a passion for since I was a kid. I decided to start writing film scripts on stories that have come to mind. I have a talent for great stories but when it comes to writing, I really stink at it. Over the last 8 years I took the time to learn screen writing and although I have improved tremendously, I don’t consider myself a pro. So to get to the point. Have you ever written from a film script? I wanted these stories to be in book form before film production and as I near retirement I just don’t have the time to or the talent to do it.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! Thanks for writing! I have some experience writing novels which were intended to be turned into screenplays. It’s not quite the same, but I could definitely help you with your projects I’ll email you privately to get more details. Thanks!

        Reply
    63. Joe Basile

      I think I need a ghostwriter Laura. Too much to write. Maybe you can call me? Thanks.
      Joe

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Thanks for reaching out! I’ll email you privately to learn more.

        Reply
    64. Charity L Bennett

      Hi Laura,
      My name is Charity. I am a disabled mother of two with a husband that lost his 1st wife and daughter to a car accident. My story goes from being adopted at 5 to being assaulted in college, having a life changing accident at 21, losing my father 9 mos later. Learning how to walk, read, write and just do basic daily living again. I have devoted the rest of my life to my family and non profits that help the disabled. I have had over 50 surgeries and have more to come. I would like to write a book but my thought process is all over the place. We are on a limited income and i believe we have a great story as a family. Of preserving thru tragedy and coming out the other side.
      Please contact me. Thank you for your time

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Thank you for writing. I’m so sorry that you’ve been through so much, but am happy to hear that you have triumphed in the end. Unfortunately, ghostwriters aren’t cheap. I will contact you privately, though.

        Reply
    65. Lisa

      Hi Laura,
      I’m looking for a writer. I have plenty to say that will help someone that’s going through the same problem I’m going through in this crazy life of mine. From childhood, teen to Adult plus dealing with nasty crazy motional relationship!

      Reply
    66. Carissa Reisser

      I need someone to share my story, I feel like it needs to be told how I got through alot of difficult health problems, a car accident, a severe head trauma not related to the car accident. Then another severe health condition called Gastroparesis that I had to overcome. I had to fight a hard fight against depression and anxiety and they also diagnosed me with post traumatic stress disorder. I am finally back to work still trying to figure out my life and take the next step. But, I have alot to offer the world already with all my experience. Let me know if you are interested. Thanks for reading this for its really out of my comfort zone.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Thanks for sharing your story with me. I’ll email you privately to discuss options.

        Reply
    67. Faitha Wilson

      Hello I am very interesting in finding a ghost writer for my book my name is faitha Wilson

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Thanks for writing! I will email you privately to discuss the details!

        Reply
    68. Angelica Flores

      Hello . Laura I want to write a book about my life for my childrens and my grand childrens I am from EL Salvador I like to know if you can help me . Thank You

      Reply
    69. Vidai Stewart

      Hello Laura . I need a ghost writer I have a life story about a girl . Im from El Salvador and the book I want write it is about my real life .

      Reply
    70. robert langill

      Hello, I am interested in looking for a ghost writer to tell my unique story. Without going to much into detail, i will say i am a 26 year old father and soon to be husband who has survived and gone through incredible things in life that the average person could not imagine.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Sounds interesting! I’ll email you directly to discuss. Thanks for reaching out!

        Reply
    71. william cartwright

      How much would you charge by the hour

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Dear William,

        Hi! I charge $145 per hour, but that’s for consulting work. For ghostwriting, I charge a dollar per word. Thanks for asking!

        Reply
    72. India Henderson

      I would like to write a book about my life I’m how I what’s live in the street and also how I was raped and things in that nature things that seen it like things I went through in life I became a Christian

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! Thanks for writing! Please feel free to email me directly if you’re looking to hire a ghostwriter. My email is Laura@laurasherman.com. My forte doesn’t cover this sort of thing, as I specialize in uplifting stories, but I’m happy to give you some advice! Thanks!

        Reply
    73. Linda Herrin

      Hello,
      I would love to have my life experience in a book, the world needs to know my story, for life as it is, to encourage other’s that there is hope when oppessed. There’s need for this book for I have had an exhaustive experience to share so other’s will know the truth. Thank you,
      Linda Herrin from Montana.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Dear Linda,

        I will do my best to help you! I just wrote you and look forward to hearing back!

        Reply
    74. Henry Van Hoose

      I am looking for a writing partner, I was in a coma for 4 mos, remember all the dreams whatever you want to call them. I truly am a miracle survivor that shocked the people at the V.A. I survived. I will be honest , I lost it all, my business, my marriage and I don’t have any money and the ugliest stomach ever. I would appreciate any advice. Henry.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Dear Henry,

        If you don’t have any money, but best advice is to just write your story yourself. Or perhaps you can find a writing student, who might be able to help. I wish you luck and success!

        Reply
    75. dex

      Hello Laura,

      I would like to be a ghost on a story to shed a little bit of light for few foreign wives, whom I think is in jail but no cell,free but cannot sore, who cant move but not stuck and they never stop talking but no one hear them, they are so wrap up on there own mask that most of them who cant break free, there presence are the only thing that is left, like a ghost, just gone, poof! like an empty shell hollow.

      hope to hear from you,

      thank you.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Thank you for sharing your idea with me!

        Reply
    76. Nonny

      Hello, I’m currently writing my book based on true ghost encounter events but I feel I need help polishing it up. I’m looking at 150 page book. Is there any advice you can offer. I don’t have the $$$ for a good ghostwriter so I’m wondering what other resources are available.

      Thank you

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! If you can’t afford a ghostwriter, you can try to find a student to help you, then hire an editor to polish your manuscript up. Thanks for writing! I hope it goes well for you!

        Reply
    77. Julie Lovely

      Hello my dear….. First of all, thank you very much for that informative information . It was very helpful. My name is Julee. I am a 26 year old mother of one, and a professional woman who has been in my career for about 7 years. I’m a crime scene investigator. The past couple years of my life has been very challenging and has been a learning experience for me. I’ve been in two relationships which left me heart broken and destroyed. However I had overcome the obstacles of life and love with the help of God and my family. Growing up in the caribeaan islands was indeed a beautiful journey but there were ups and downs. I was faced with battles and carried my cross through that journey. I have decided to write a memoir about my journey. I truly feel that my journey is a testimony and can touch the heart of many many people especially young women like myself. I was a teenaged who didn’t stop dreaming and reached for my goals no matter what life threw at me. I feel that I can inspire other young women to dream big and never stop.. My last break up brought me to a place where I can now proclaim maturity and wisdom. From being with a man who broke my heart after cheating with my close friend to dating a Caribbean well known celebrity who destroyed my every being ….going through the motions of that lifestyle , my eyes opened up to a lot.. It tore me apart and I was left to Build myself back up through prayer fasting and family support. Where I’m from not to many young women who were teenaged moms made it to their goals (some of which were being their control). But I am here today to say that I did it! And so can anyone else!… I want to be an inspiration to others… I am kindly asking you to please help me write my book and help me accomplish this goal. I already started but I just need some guidance and help please.. Thank you

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Dear Julie,

        Wow, you have been through so much in such a short period of time! I will write you privately and see how I can best help you!

        Reply
    78. Triyank

      I am writing a horror tale but English is poor so need help in editing I will write the whole book but at last I need u to edit it for me how much u will charge for 200 pages

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! I could help you find an editor to help you finish your story. However, you might need to hire a ghostwriter. An editor can usually only do small fixes. If you need a rewrite, you’ll need a ghostwriter.

        Reply
    79. Renee

      I need help in finding someone to help me write about from drug addiction and after 27 years of being clean; the successes, struggles and endurance so one faces without parents. My mother died when I was 22. I am now 57. All this includes a failed marriage and the struggle to walk again.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Wow, you’ve been through so much! I’ll write you privately and see how I can help. Thanks for reaching out!

        Reply
    80. Veronica Ginyard

      Hello Laura !
      I was doing some research on how to get started with a book idea I have and came across you….
      I read some of the emails and that ” Joyce” persons crazy question….lol
      Actually I am looking for some advice , I don’t quite know what direction I should go in . I have a story of domestic violence which was aired on a television show called Extreme Makeover; Home Edition in 2005. It was a very popular show since it’s inception in 2003 . Our story was the first in the DMV area.
      Anyway I wanted to write a cookbook/ autobiography. …. with some beautiful pictures of all of my kids then and now along with some really thrifty wonderful meal ideas that carried me through raising my children with the abusive husband / father .
      What do you think? I understand and saw that you may not even have time to respond to this

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Dear Veronica,

        Wow, thank you for sharing your story. I’d love to help you. Please email me directly to laura@laurasherman.com and I’ll give you advice and direction!

        Laura

        Reply
    81. Annette Turner

      I need someone to write my experiences as a Network Marjeter and how it almost emotionally took me out. Just a short book. Hoping my experience may help someone who may have experienced the same type of relationship roller coaster.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! I just emailed you and look forward to chatting about your project! Thanks for writing!

        Reply
    82. Kenneth Ewing

      Would love to chat about my life and have been told a book about my life would be exciting I have no money ,I heard someone could help, my story should be told. From the days of youth till now life’s ups downs have saddened joyed inspired the individuals I have spoken with.I try hard to put them the words to papers and trash it ,I wish i could have a person who is willing to listen and write life down for I good at turning a verbal story. I from a broken home and lived Huck Finn ish abandoned taking into strict home failed school lived streets hurt badly in love found joy inspired environmental movement I’m shore you heard about,hungout with fame Seen the unidentifiable so many things and done , please contact me I will eaven let you talk with me by phone . I feel deaply a book nead to be shared. Thank you. Oh I’m horable with computer stuff hope you get this.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Dear Kenneth, Thank you for reaching out! I would suggest you see if you can find a student writer, someone who would like to help you in exchange for a little experience. You can also try to write the book yourself and hire an editor to polish you manuscript for you. Either way, I wish you luck and success!

        Reply
    83. Wanda

      I want a ghost writer I’m a young rapper,
      but I am struggling on how to spite lyrical flows can I please get any help?

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! I’m sorry, but I don’t ghostwrite lyrics and don’t know anyone who does. I wish you luck and success!

        Reply
    84. Mary Mabin

      Can you please contact me about writing a book. Its based on all I’ve been through in my life

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi, Mary! Thanks for writing. I will email you privately.

        Reply
    85. Jenny Robinson

      I want to write my story it’s about a small town girl who moves to London where life changes completely ..
      Looking for a ghost writer

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Great! Thanks for writing! I sent you an email late last night. I look forward to hearing back!

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    86. Delana DiSabato

      I could probably come up with $1,000. if you think my story would sell.

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      • Laura Sherman

        Dear Delana,

        I’m so sorry that you’ve had to endure all these tragic events. I would say this wouldn’t make a good book, as readers don’t want to relive horrors like this, especially when the ending isn’t uplifting. Thank you for reaching out though and I wish you happiness into the future!

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        • Sarah Chambers

          I would love some information on writing a book about my husbands life. I tell him all the time he could help so many people if he where to share his experiences.

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          • Laura Sherman

            Dear Sarah, I’d love to help you! I wrote you privately and look forward to hearing back. Stories about people who help others is a great foundation. Thanks for reaching out to me!

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      • Laura Sherman

        I’m sorry that $1,000 really isn’t enough. If you get a chance, please check out my articles on pricing. It takes a good writer hundreds of hours to write a book!

        Reply
    87. Delana DiSabato

      My Grand Daughter thinks my life story would make an interesting book. I am of Italian Descent and my Partner was African American. My story has many twists and turns which involve drugs, prostitution, violence against me and other women. My Son and Daughter and I finally escaped with our lives. My Partner ended up holding his Mother hostage in her own home. He was finally arrested and served 20 years in jail. To this day I have not spoken to him and never plan on it. Please contact me as to your fees and if my story would turn into a good book. Thank You

      Reply
    88. Kelly

      Dear Laura,

      I actually have started a novel and written some essays. I was looking for ghostwriting help along the way. Would we be able to speak via email privately?

      Thank you

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      • Laura Sherman

        Hi, Kelly! Yes, I would be happy to chat via email with you. I just sent you one and look forward to hearing back!

        Reply
    89. Cheryl Parks

      i have a life story thats a very hard life of living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for all my life but, with me not being a Vietnam Vet….but just a girl on the streets,
      i have lived a very very hard life & am disabled from it…..!!
      i want to write a book on my life story & also bout taking care of my Mother with Alzheimer’s disease until she died in a hospital bed in my home… i wanted the book to both be about PTSD & Dementia Alzheimer’s Disease,,,
      i want it to become a movie mostly for educational purposes….!! to help others

      can you help me ?

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      • Laura Sherman

        Hi, Cheryl! Thank you for your message! I’m sorry for your troubles and wish you well. I wouldn’t be the right writer for you, as I specialize in uplifting stories. Also, I charge $20,000 per 100 pages, so I’m probably outside your price range. I will email you separately with a few suggestions, as well.

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    90. Tara Patterson

      Laura,

      I am looking for a Ghost Writer. My mother’s life is this awesome story and we would like to get it published. We don’t know how to start and where to begin. We don’t have the money or the skill to write a book. But, this story would be so worth it.

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      • Laura Sherman

        Hi, Tara! I do appreciate your problem, but honestly, you have two choices here. Hire a ghostwriter, which isn’t cheap, or write the book yourself. I wish your luck with your project!

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    91. Alan Maxwell

      Hi Laura,
      I have recently completed my debut novel. That’s the good news! The bad news is that no matter what I try, and I’ve tried just about everything, it is impossible to get an agent, or a publisher, to even look at it.

      I am not in a position to pay you to ghost-write it, but I am hopeful that it is good enough to persuade you to consider a joint effort, much as James Patterson does so successfully.

      ‘The Promised Ones’ is a YA fantasy adventure and is complete at 93,000 words. It is the first in a planned series and the manuscript is available, in part or full, upon request.

      Thanks for your time and consideration,

      Alan Maxwell

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      • Laura Sherman

        Congratulations on completing your novel! Why don’t you self publish it up on amazon? It’s tough to get an agent. However, the good news is that it is easy and painless to self-publish! I would suggest that you hire an editor to help you polish it before you publish, though. Thanks for writing!

        Reply
    92. Joseph

      I started to write a online dating book I got around 30 pages but not good at this can you please help thanks – joseph

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! I will email you directly to find out more! Thanks for writing!

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        • Derrion Whitehead

          I need help writing my book.

          Reply
          • Laura Sherman

            I’ll write to you privately to find out more. Thanks for reaching out!

            Reply
    93. chandra prakash

      i want to hire a ghost writer

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Great! I just emailed you directly to learn more. Thanks!

        Reply
        • David

          I have a story and need to tell would you be interested??

          Reply
          • Laura Sherman

            Dear David,

            Thank you for writing! Please contact me privately with more details and I’ll see what I can do to help you tell your story.

            Reply
    94. Stephanie Enrille

      Hello Laura,

      I would like to find someone to write my story. I am an orphan, bereaved parent, and widow. This strengths-based motivational story is about my journey from being a happy, loving, and devoted stay at home, wife and mom, to a bereaved parent and widow. The truly inspirational part is how I used the world of academia, a faith in God, internet dating, and the expert therapeutic services of a dedicated social worker to over-come all odds and save my life. Can we chat?

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Dear Stephanie, Thank you for writing! I’m so sorry to hear about your losses. I just sent you a private message so that I can give you some advice on how to proceed. Thanks!

        Reply
        • Rontae

          Hi I was looking for some information on having someone write my life story

          Reply
          • Laura Sherman

            Hi! I’ll write you privately and do my best to help!

            Reply
            • Ysmar Pino

              Hi Laura I Want to write a book about healthy issues can you help me out?

            • Laura Sherman

              I will write to you privately very shortly. Thanks for reaching out to me!

      • Anthony

        Hi Laura,
        I’m totally new to all of this, and I have no idea how I go about any of this but I really would like to write a book on my life, from being brought up by the system and becoming a prolific bank robber spending half of my life prison, for robberies and many other crimes, I have been in newspaper as well as on national telly, Please could you give me some advice on how I even start the process and also I’m not very good with writing so I’m not sure I’d be able to write it myself.

        Reply
    95. Laura Sherman

      Thank you for writing! I wrote you privately, but didn’t hear back. Let me know if you received my email!

      Reply
      • Kelene Campbell

        I am interested in hiring someone to write my book for me.

        Reply
    96. jane

      I am tired of everyone telling me that I should write a book. My husband is one of them :). The truth is I am not a writer and I feel like I am not ready either.Maybe talking to you will change my mind. I am a genocide survivor and had an interesting life. I am writing to you because I have lots of men ghostwriters and one woman, you!! I will feel more comfortable talking to you. Take care.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Hi! Feel free to contact me directly through my contact page. Let me know your rough budget and I can give you advice. Thanks for reaching out!

        Reply
        • Avtar Dhaliwal

          Looking for writer

          Reply
          • Laura Sherman

            Hi! Feel free to contact me and give me more details. I’m happy to try to help!

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    97. Keith Nixon

      I’m interested in you ghostwriting my novella. I’m thinking the finished product could be somewhere between 150 to 185 pages. The book is about my real life relationship with my four friends and how the death of one of them affects the life of the ones leaves behind. It’s a dark comedy in my mind. I am working on a screenwriting project and don’t want to put the idea off because I can’t commit time to it yet. Please let me know if you are interested in taking on this project.

      Reply
      • Laura Sherman

        Dear Keith, Thanks for writing! I will write to you privately.

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        • Tony

          Hi Laura,
          My name is Tony, I was wondering if you would be interested in helping out my partner to write a book about her dealings with breast cancer,I think what she has been through and what we both found out could help some people, any way hope to here from you

          Reply
          • Laura Sherman

            Dear Tony, I’ll write to you privately to discuss details. Thanks for reaching out!

            Reply
          • Latissha Wright

            Hi Laura I want to write a book about my life being disable how people treat you differently because you don’t look like them are they act like they are shame of you I believe God made everyone different if it wasn’t for my Heavenly Father and the strength of my mother I don’t know what to do thank for reading this if you do

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            • Laura Sherman

              I am so sorry for your troubles. Writing a book to share your life in way that could educate and inspire would be a great idea. I wish you luck and success with your project!

          • Sarah Chambers

            Hi Laura, How are you? I was looking for someone to help my husband put together a book of his life. I know he could help so many people that have face many challenges in life. His was physically and mentally abused by his mother. Who he learned to forgive in time. Challenges continued even as he got older

            Reply
            • Laura Sherman

              What a good niche you’ve developed. And you’re doing the right thing by reaching out and offering your services. Unfortunately, I don’t have anything for you at the moment, but keep doing what you’re doing! Good luck!

          • Laura Sherman

            Hi! I just wrote you privately and look forward to hearing back. Thanks for reaching out!

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        • Frank Houghtaling

          Hello Laura I wanted to ask you a couple questions as I am looking to get a ghost writer to write a story of my life. The title would be “From puncher to Preacher”. I grew up with Mike Tyson and was a 3 time world champion boxer, now I am a preacher of a church and a chaplain in the US Army Reserves. I was told that a ghost writer would also be willing to write the book and take a percentage of the book sales. Is that possible?

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          • Laura Sherman

            Dear Frank,

            Wow, that sounds like a great story! Unfortunately, ghostwriters always need to be paid upfront and can’t work for a percentage of the back end. May I suggest that you write the story yourself and hire an editor? That route is much cheaper!

            Good luck!
            Laura

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        • Harleigh Kamal

          I can’t afford it,
          But I know my book will sell.

          Reply

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