The Write Blog

20 Oct 2020

STYLE AND TONE IN WRITING: WHAT THEY MEAN AND WHY IT MATTERS

As a writer, you hear the terms style and tone bandied about quite a bit, and frequently together. But are they something you need to pay attention to? Or do they just happen when you write? You know that all writing has some form of tone and style, but what do the terms really mean? Aren’t they […]

16 Oct 2020

HOW MUCH TIME DOES A GHOSTWRITER NEED TO WRITE A BOOK?

One of the most common questions new and prospective clients ask ghostwriters is how long their book project will take from start to finish. For clients that pay by the hour, the thought of a project taking six months or longer can be scary. We interviewed several professional ghostwriters to ask them about their processes […]

13 Oct 2020

HOW TO MAKE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY COME TO LIFE

You’ve spent the last couple of years researching your family history. You even hired a professional genealogist to track down the information you couldn’t uncover on your own. Now you are ready to share your findings with the rest of your family.   You could go with a basic family tree diagram, or a journaled […]

09 Oct 2020

THE WRITERS BEHIND YOUR FORTUNE COOKIE APHORISM

It may come as a surprise to you that fortune cookies are not actually a Chinese invention. While their true origins are widely debated, it is a common belief that the first fortune cookies appeared in California sometime in the late 1800s to early 1900s. The real question is, though, who is behind the messages […]

06 Oct 2020

IS TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING DEAD?

There was a time when writing a book and actually getting it published was a dream akin to saying “I’m going to make it in the NBA!” or “I’m going to be a rock star!” Then, self-publishing came along. And while it didn’t garner much respect early on, in recent years self-publishing has taken over […]

02 Oct 2020

HOW TO PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD WITH YOUR STYLE GUIDE

You may not think fonts, colors, and tone of voice are essential in telling your company or organization’s story, but they are. These items all reflect your brand and serve as important components to distinguish your company and establish customer loyalty. And there’s nothing better than a style guide to help ensure consistent communications. Style […]

29 Sep 2020

THE INS AND OUTS OF A NONFICTION GHOSTWRITING CONTRACT

Have you dreamed of seeing a book with your name on it? Would having a book published under your name help get your speaking engagements or enhance your personal brand? Do you have something important to say but don’t consider yourself a writer? Do you want a record of your family history? Are you considering […]

25 Sep 2020

PARTNERING WITH WRITERS TO CREATE GREAT BLOGS

You spent the last few weeks researching, interviewing, and selecting a professional writer to assist you in drafting the company blog. Now, you’re ready to send them on their way to develop compelling, content-rich copy that will take your company to the next level.  But, before you have your new writing team start churning out […]

22 Sep 2020

PUBLISHING YOUR PRIVATE MEMOIR OR FAMILY HISTORY BOOK

You have a story to tell and you are confident that it’s worth telling. It has characters, drama, and is filled with emotion. The best part is, it’s all true! Now you want to preserve that story for those you love and generations to come.  So, what do you do once you’ve finished putting words […]

18 Sep 2020

EDITORS VS. PROOFREADERS: THEY DON’T WEAR THE SAME HAT

The words you put out on behalf of your company are essential to your bottom line. They reflect your brand and your mission, and they attract potential customers or donors. With so much at stake, it is imperative that you have multiple sets of eyes on your final copy before it goes out for all […]