Ghostwriting & Books

20 May 2022

THE OBEDIENT CHILD: A CASE STUDY IN WRITING AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

“I constantly think that I am so glad that I finished writing my biography with your great help. I think it is one of the most important accomplishments and most enjoyable experiences of my life.” Joyce Marleau, author of The Obedient Child Most observers believe that writing one’s autobiography is nothing more than a stroll […]

13 May 2022

12 STEPS TO COMPANY HISTORY BOOK SUCCESS

Your company has reached a major milestone, a new CEO is being appointed, or maybe a significant anniversary is coming up. Press releases are fleeting, and your boss wants something more concrete, something to hand out to clients, stakeholders, investors, and employees. The execs have landed on the idea of a company history book — […]

09 May 2022

WHAT MAKES A BOOK COVER ICONIC?

The saying goes “don’t judge a book by its cover.” But let’s be honest… we’ve all done it. If you’re browsing the shelves of the local bookstore, there are certain book covers that simply jump out and grab your attention more than others. There are also book covers that can easily be recognized by almost […]

04 May 2022

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE WRITING YOUR FAMILY BUSINESS HISTORY BOOK

Family-run businesses have been the backbone of the American economy for decades. A business is a source of pride for countless families, a great number of which go on to become well-established corporations. Some family companies even endure the test of time as they move from generation to generation. When businesses grow and thrive over […]

02 May 2022

10 BEST FORMATS FOR YOUR COMPANY HISTORY BOOK

Given all that goes into starting and successfully running a business, chances are that your company has a story to tell. Have you been tasked with sharing it? Maybe you have a milestone anniversary to celebrate, a legacy to preserve, or a great brand origin to share. Whatever the reasons, if you’ve thought about chronicling […]

22 Apr 2022

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT USING DESCRIPTIVE NARRATIVE WRITING IN A NONFICTION BOOK

Conventional wisdom suggests that descriptive narrative belongs in the domain of fiction writing. Undoubtedly, fiction writers do need to exploit descriptive narrative as much as possible. However, for nonfiction writers, utilizing descriptive narrative can provide an effective tool to draw in and engage readers. Conventional wisdom also suggests that nonfiction writing may be boring or […]

15 Apr 2022

10 REASONS TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL NONFICTION EDITOR

“The life of an editor is not a glamorous one. You’re a fixer; you make things better.”—Courtney B. Vance The work of an editor often goes seemingly unnoticed. When readers work their way through a book, they fail to realize an editor’s vital role in making that book outstanding. While writers get most of the […]

05 Apr 2022

5 REASONS YOU SHOULD HIRE A GHOSTWRITER TO GET YOUR BUSINESS BOOK WRITTEN NOW

Writing a book is no easy task. If it were, everyone would have dozens of titles to their name. The fact is, success in writing a book requires a desire to communicate your message to the world and some good old fashioned writing skills. Writing a company history book or a personal memoir can fulfill […]

01 Apr 2022

OVERCOMING WRITER’S BLOCK: 7 GREAT TIPS FOR GETTING OVER THE HILL

“It’s not the fear of writing that blocks people. It’s fear of not writing well; something quite different.” — Scott Berkun All writers inevitably face the dreaded writer’s block phenomenon. Whether they like it or not, writers must deal with tough periods in which nothing seems to flow. There are times when staring at a […]

25 Mar 2022

PICKING THE BEST FORMAT TO WRITE YOUR LIFE STORY

You’ve had an interesting life, and you want to share your story with the world. You want to share lessons learned, leave a legacy for your family, or preserve favorite memories. You’ve thought about writing a book more than once, but you’re not sure where to start. In fact, you’re not even sure what kind […]