How To Write, Read, Review, Reject and Rejoice
I'm Not the Author; I Only Wrote the Book.
How to Work with a Ghostwriter
Everyone has a book within. Few
people ever allow that book to see the light of day, bedside lamp or library overhead. Why? After all, writing a book is simple,
isn't it? Sure, but that doesn't mean it's easy.
Authors (name goes on the book cover)
usually have one of two reasons for hiring a ghostwriter (name goes on the paycheck). One, the author has the ability to write,
but lacks the time or the inclination to do the hard work of actually applying fingers to keyboard. As one of my authors said,
"I can write it, but you can do in six months what it would take me six years to write." Two, they can't write it,
but they have something to say and need professional help saying it.
And that's why
God invented ghostwriters and paychecks.
Why You Should Write a Book
Every author has his or her reasons, but a few dominate the field.
Continued in "Writing Tips."