Writing

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Ghostwriting is an Art

The best ghostwriters are generally successful authors in their own right. They are typically highly published and very often critically acclaimed. The books that ghostwriters author for their clients require all of the skill and dedication they demonstrate in writing material for their own literary

July 12th, 2017|Ghostwriting|

Writing an Effective Query Letter

Everyone has an opinion as to what makes a good query letter or cover letter when you’re submitting your book to a literary agent and/or publisher. One thing most people agree upon is that your query letter is the first thing an agent or editor sees, so it needs to be reflective of your writing styl

June 28th, 2017|Publishing, Writing|

Content Editing vs. Copy Editing vs. Proofreading

There is often a mistaken perspective in the world of publishing – and self-publishing in particular – that editing, copyediting, and proofreading are the same, or at least cut from the same cloth. They aren’t. The similarities are important; but the differences are even more so. Let’s begin with an

June 1st, 2017|Copywriting, Editing, Proofing|

The Book Synopsis vs. The Book Description

Pretend you’re sending inquiries about your book to literary agents or publishers. Pretend you’re marketing your book on Amazon or GoodReads or Facebook. The former requires a synopsis of your book. The latter calls for a book description or book blurb meant to entice your readership. Let’s begin by

May 4th, 2017|Publishing, Self-Publishing, Writing|

Ghostwriting a Commercially Viable Self-Help Book

There is a baseline message for every successful self-help book. In short, it says to the reader: “You can’t live without this. It will help you achieve what you want to achieve and get exactly what you want to get.” This message is exactly what the reader wants to hear and expects to hear, and that

April 5th, 2017|Ghostwriting, Writing|

Learning to Write

Writing like the writers that you admire may not be as impossible as you imagine. They have all gone through the same struggles that we all go through. They have all had to learn to rewrite, edit, and rewrite again. They all have a process. They might not want you to be aware of the process, because

March 8th, 2017|Editing, Writing|

Ghostwriting a Powerful Memoir

A memoir can be as powerful and moving as any work of non-fiction and more compelling than any novel. There is nothing like a true story, and it is very likely that you have an event or series of events in your life that have the potential to entertain and exhilarate readers of all ages. We have hel

January 18th, 2017|Ghostwriting, Writing|

A Great Idea Doesn’t Necessarily Make for a Great Book

Everyone has said this at one time or another: “I have a great idea for a book.” The percentage of those people who actually follow up on that great idea is, well, practically none. Writing is work. Hiring a professional ghostwriter is work. Both take time, commitment, and resolve. Starting isn’t ne

December 28th, 2016|Ghostwriting, Writing|

WRITING AN EXCEPTIONAL BUSINESS BOOK

There are literally thousands of business men and women with proprietary knowledge and years of experience in their particular field worthy of a business book. This is knowledge you should share for several reasons. One, there are many entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs who would benefit from

November 23rd, 2016|Writing|

Blogging is an Art

Blogging is not for everyone. But then, no art form is. Even the best authors have to develop the skill, but when you do, blogging can be an effective way to promote yourself and market your book (or books). Blogging works as a marketing tool, but there are rules that need to be followed. Blogging i

November 9th, 2016|Marketing, Writing|