Ever had the urge to tell your story? Or publish the story that’s been developing slowly but convincingly in your head over several years? Ever wanted to expound your business thinking, your thoughts on how to live a good life or describe the culture you find so fascinating?
Have you sat down many times in front of your computer and started typing only to sigh and walk away? Leaving you frustrated and unfulfilled.
If any or all of those sound familiar, you could do worse than have a chat with a ghostwriter. Helping others write books is what we do. Our help can start at discussing your ideas and helping you structure them to taking your thoughts, insights, storylines and writing the whole book. And just about everything in between.
The purpose of a ghostwriter’s work is to help you tell your story in the way you want as successfully as we can. Most good ghosts have a shelf-full of publishing experience to bring to your project and can contribute stimulating, original ideas to make your book stand out.
But more than that. Often, as Robert Harris wrote in The Ghost,
‘A ghost who has only a lay knowledge of the subject will be able to keep asking the same questions as the lay reader, and will therefore open up the potential readership of the book to a much wider audience.’
This outsider’s perspective is important to help you understand the context of what you’re saying and how your readers will understand it. Responding to simple questions often sharpens your understanding of your own life or expertise.
Discussions and interviews with your ghost will help define your voice. As you find ways to articulate your experience, insights and knowledge you’ll develop your own unique style – something the ghost will replicate in the pages of your book but which you can also use in your own writing after the book is published.
Our contacts in the publishing world will also put you in touch with agents and publishers who might be interested in your book – but we’ll also be absolutely realistic if we think that self-publishing is a more realistic, more profitable and more enjoyable route for you to take. Most of us can help you navigate that process as well.
If you’ve read this far, you’ll appreciate that I am a (unsurprisingly) an advocate of hiring a ghostwriter: we turn your book dreams into the real thing with a cover and pages (or the digital equivalent).Ghostwriters can help you refine and broaden your subject matter, they can help you discover your voice and they can get your story out in the world.
I think that’s a pretty good set of reasons for Googling ‘ghostwriters’ and contacting a few that might have experience in your chosen field.