Ghostwriting & Books

22 Oct 2021

7 FUN AND CREATIVE THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH

Maybe you’ve only just begun researching your family’s history. Maybe you’ve been on a deep dive into it for some time now and you’ve turned your dining room table into an absolute mess of documents, folders, photo albums, and post-it notes. Maybe you’ve uncovered a treasure trove of information worthy of the evening news, a […]

19 Oct 2021

CONFUSING TERMS IN AUTHORSHIP

You glance at the cover of the memoir you are reading and realize that the author of the book is not exactly clear. There is a name on the bottom, but below that, there is yet another name. So, what does it all mean? In the process of creating content for a book, there is […]

12 Oct 2021

HOW TO COMBINE HISTORICAL RESEARCH WITH FAMILY HISTORY TO CREATE A RIVETING NONFICTION BOOK

The history of your family is about much more than names, dates, and places. It can be difficult, however, to compile a family history that’s more than just a dry recounting of bare facts without access to the holy grail of the family historian: things like diaries, letters, memoirs, and oral histories. Luckily, there are […]

05 Oct 2021

SEVEN REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A PROFESSIONAL FOR YOUR FAMILY HISTORY BOOK

Your family’s history has always fascinated you.  It fascinates others, too.  It always puts a little smile on your face when your noteworthy reputation precedes you, as when you’re introduced to friends of friends as, say, “the gal whose grandmother worked for Walt Disney,” or perhaps “the guy whose dad built a plane in the […]

28 Sep 2021

ORAL TRADITION IN GENEALOGY: HOW HIRING A GHOSTWRITER CAN HELP CAPTURE HISTORY BEFORE IT FADES AWAY

“Rap comes from the oral tradition. The oral tradition gives voice to those who would’ve otherwise been voiceless.” — Benjamin Zephaniah It is easy to overlook oral tradition because it has always been there. Our families contain a plethora of stories, anecdotes, and tales that migrate from generation to generation. These stories make their way […]

24 Sep 2021

HOW A HISTORY BOOK CAN BENEFIT YOUR CULTURAL ORGANIZATION

Cultural organizations are an integral part of public life, allowing groups large and small to foster community bonds and celebrate their shared history, interests, and traditions. While most cultural organizations have established ways of keeping these traditions alive, there is one activity that your organization may not have considered: writing a book about your history. […]

21 Sep 2021

WHAT’S IN A NAME? 8 HELPFUL TIPS FOR FINDING THE BEST TITLE FOR YOUR MEMOIR

“A good title is the title of a successful book.” — Raymond Chandler As the renowned American minister Frank Crane once said, “Next, in importance to books are their titles.” Indeed, while a book’s content is its most significant attribute, a bad title can do a book a huge disservice. After all, readers judge books […]

14 Sep 2021

8 STEPS TO WRITING A GREAT BIOGRAPHY

People are naturally curious beings. And they love to read about the lives of others, and what makes them tick. It is for that very reason that biographies remain a very popular genre of nonfiction. But what is it that makes the difference between a mediocre biography and a truly good one? What is a […]

10 Sep 2021

WHY TO HIRE A TECHNICAL GHOSTWRITER: 5 WAYS A TECHNICAL GHOSTWRITER CAN HELP YOUR COMPANY

The great American author Mark Twain once said, “Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” No offense to Mr. Twain, but writing is not quite so simple. Writing requires a combination of skill and expertise that takes time to develop. And in the business world, time is a […]

07 Sep 2021

SIX WAYS A HISTORIAN CAN HELP YOU WRITE A NONFICTION BOOK

“Writing a nonfiction book should primarily be about establishing credibility and authority in a specific domain.” — Hassan Osman Nowadays, it seems that anyone who is anyone must write a book to establish themselves in their given field. However, many well-meaning folks erroneously underestimate just how much work goes into writing a quality nonfiction book. […]