Sometimes, the ideas are there, but you need a writing partner to bring your concepts to life on the page. The factor of time and the subtleties of craft can sometimes hold back a book from becoming a reality. But a ghostwriter can solve that.
What is a ghostwriter?
A ghostwriter is someone who writes a book in another’s name. Their own name remains absent from the final project.
From business owners and corporate speakers to individuals with amazing stories or ideas they know they need to share, I’ve worked with my clients to bring their book dreams to life.
Genres I ghostwrite include:
- Business Books
- Motivational / Self-Help Books
- Health Books
- And more.
The Ghostwriting Process:
Every book begins in a different place, and the process of writing often needs to adjust according to the goals of the project. However, the following steps are common in my ghostwriting projects.
Content Gathering Strategy Sessions
The project always begins with the idea. Then, it’s simply a matter of fleshing it out. I like to think of this part of the project as content coaching. The ideas simply need to be pulled out of you and expanded upon. The right questions need to be asked. The right details need to be examined.
Whether we talk this out over repeated meetings face-to-face (in person or via video conferencing), over pages traded, over voice memos recorded and organized into themes, this first stage is all about exploration.
Crafting, Drafting, and Analysis
After all of your book’s substance has been reviewed and organized, the writing process begins. This crafting process is a stage where the ghostwriter steps away from the author to get the big job done.
After the first draft of the manuscript is completed, it is shared with the author for their review, and the ghostwriter makes changes as needed.
What is the point in having a comprehensive manuscript if tiny errors created amidst the revision process linger in its pages? Precision is as important as clarity, and this final stage takes the manuscript everyone is happy with into the process of line by line analysis, seeking out and fixing any remaining typos, word choice flaws, or similar imperfections.
And in the end–this is the best part!–you have your book.
How much does it cost to hire a ghostwriter to write your book? This is often the first question asked about the ghostwriting process, but the price of this service depends on many factors. These include:
- Book length
- Voice goals
- Research requirements
- Content coaching strategy
- Delivery timing
- And more
In short, a ghostwritten manuscript can be anywhere from $5,000 to $30,000 or more.
Where does your dream book fall on this spectrum? I’d love to find out.
Let me know when you’re ready to get started!