How to Become a Ghostwriter
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- Author: Karen S. Cole
- Publisher: Ghost Writer, Inc.
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- Category: Business & Economics
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I am a successful ghostwriter – who founded and runs Ghost Writer, Inc. To explain, this book isn’t a book in the traditional sense. Rather, it’s an exploration through the many articles and posts I’ve created on ghostwriting. Over the years, I’ve amassed a wealth of my own expertise and information on what you can do to become a ghostwriter. And what exactly ghostwriting is all about. I’ve been online and in the ghostwriting services business since 2003. I started sending work out to members of my ghostwriting team in 2005. Below is an article I wrote outlining how I began my dream, in the basement of our house in Gahanna, Ohio in 1974. Bear with me; I may repeat myself a few times throughout this book. But suffice it to say, in spite of some redundancies, this book will be a valuable guide to you and your own dreams of becoming a ghostwriter. Whether you spell it ghost writer or ghostwriter. I am a book ghost writer. I run a ghostwriter services company. Either spelling of “ghost writer” is okay. Ghost writers here work on books, manuscripts, scripts, screenplays, music and lyrics. We also do marketing and promotions, like I said, but I only do book ghost writing. I don’t edit so much anymore. I work in the direction of expert ghost writing, because I have well over a decade of experience at being a ghost and some 30 years of freelance writing in general. It’s not been absolutely steady. My day job was working in-home for the disabled, and one time back there I studied to become a nurse. That fell through, because I had to fulfill a special promise to myself. I had to start up book ghostwriter services and run Rainbow Writing, Inc. It happened to me in my basement in Ohio, when I was about 14 years old. I was reading a Marvel comic book, studying Stan Lee, when it hit me that I wanted to run a cattle pen of writers. Not a “bull pen” of only male writers. I needed to become something a lot like Stan Lee! He’s “Stan the Man” who came up with Spiderman, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, etc. I have never met him in person. But he was eerily inspirational for some odd, unknown reason. And he set me to dreaming. Even a young girl like me could grow up, becoming a terrific book ghost writer. I would live to work in another field than the overly violent, muscular comic book one back in the day! GHOSTWRITER SERVICES CAME TO ME AS I GAZED AT STAN LEE’S BULLPEN NOTES So I invented my company right there in the basement. Eventually I was a freelance writer, for many years. I reported to editors, magazine publishers and other cranky, irritable bosses. Then in January of 2003, I opened up Rainbow online. I’ve been ghostwriting under my own kind, grandmotherly auspices since. The steadiest part has been me rewriting and editing book manuscripts. However, my first genuinely ghost written book sold ridiculously well – twelve copies a day from their website. It’s not just beginner’s luck – many of my other books have sold remarkably. But there are no guarantees in the ghostwriter services industry. Your book through us or me alone may sell millions of copies, somewhere in between, or only a few copies. Most of it is up to you and what you want to do with it. Some of it is also up to us, and what we can do for you for the amount of money you lay out, the time you spend, and how often you want to get involved in your book ghostwriting project. It is a back and forth type of thing, between your ghostwriter services and you as our client. What you do to promote and sell your book is entirely up to you. Whether you hire professional services, do the legwork on your own, or combine both. I highly recommend the third course of action: hire us, and also do your own stuff! Get a book sales website, go on a country-wide book tour, do book signings, etc.