Ghostwriting & Books

07 May 2021

HIRING A GHOSTWRITER: THE PROS AND CONS OF HIRING A GHOSTWRITER TO PRODUCE A PERSONAL OR FAMILY HISTORY BOOK

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”—George Bernard Shaw Deciding to produce a book can be quite daunting, especially when it is about personal or family history. It can prove to be an even more daunting task when the book is about an important family event […]

04 May 2021

THE TRUTH ABOUT GHOSTWRITING AROUND THE WORLD

Imagine this scenario. A CEO of an up-and-coming winery wants to get the word out about a new technique her company is using to fertilize grapes in their vineyard, creating new and amazing flavors in otherwise standard grapes. She knows the process inside and out. What she doesn’t know is how to craft an interesting […]

23 Apr 2021
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READING WHAT’S REAL: 11 TYPES OF NONFICTION

If you had to guess, which book category would you suppose is the largest in the United States, by both volume and sales revenue? Would you guess Romance? Mystery? It’s actually neither! In fact, it’s not any genre of novel. Believe it or not, according to NPD Booskscan, it’s actually nonfiction. Nonfiction, by definition, is […]

02 Apr 2021
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WRITING NONFICTION: THE INS AND OUTS OF AN ENGAGING NONFICTION BOOK

Mark Twain once said, “Write what you know.” Indeed, his words resonate with the power of universal truth. Writing compelling nonfiction books is about infusing passion into a topic that would surely seem mundane in the hands of a lesser writer. Unfortunately, for many writers, finding either a topic or a passion is difficult enough, […]

12 Mar 2021
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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OR MEMOIR? CHOOSING THE RIGHT FORMAT FOR WRITING YOUR LIFE STORY

Do you have a story to tell about your life? Have you been considering writing an autobiography? Or is it a memoir you really want to write? What’s the difference? And how do you decide which is right for your story? While the terms “autobiography” and “memoir” are often used interchangeably, there are some important […]

09 Mar 2021
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COPYWRITER Q&A: JESSICA STAUTBERG DISCUSSES THE ART OF WRITING AN UNFORGETTABLE MEMOIR

With over a decade of writing experience, Jessica Stautberg has written content for everything from websites and blogs to books and press releases. At The Writers For Hire (TWFH), Jessica serves as our lead copywriter, and is also one of our experts on writing memoirs and autobiographies. In this installment of our Copywriter Q&A series, […]

26 Jan 2021
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CAN YOU MAKE MONEY WRITING NONFICTION CHILDREN’S BOOKS?

There’s a section in the library you use a lot if you have kids, but you may never really think about as a writer.  All of those books on sports, animals, trucks, helicopters, famous people, and every other topic under the sun are fascinating to kids. They love to learn, and as they read, they […]

08 Jan 2021
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PUBLISHING TRENDS: 2021 AND BEYOND

After a 2020 that was unusual, to say the least, publishers of all sorts are now looking ahead to see what the future holds for the publishing industry. In this article, we’re going to break out our crystal ball and focus on leading industry trends while analyzing some of the biggest news in the publishing […]

25 Dec 2020
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USING PHOTOGRAPHS TO ADD MEANING TO YOUR FAMILY HISTORY BOOK

So, you’ve written your narrative. Your story is on paper, and all you have to do now is add the finishing touches. But something is missing. You have the opportunity to really show readers your life. What better way to accent your story than with pictures? Adding photos and other memorabilia to your book lends […]

22 Dec 2020
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CHRISTMAS EVE BOOKS AND OTHER TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD

With Christmas only a few days away, shoppers around the world are scrambling to find those last-minute gifts for their loved ones. But between hurried trips to the store and online shopping in hopes that packages will arrive in time, families are also preparing for their annual Christmas traditions. While some traditions such as decorating […]