Ghostwriting & Books

10 Nov 2020

COPYWRITER Q&A: FLORI MEEKS DISCUSSES THE ART OF THE INTERVIEW

The Writers For Hire (TWFH) team member Flori Meeks began her career in suburban Detroit as a community newspaper reporter. Throughout her impressive 25+ years as a writer, she has taken the skills she developed as a reporter and spun them into a successful career which has included penning everything from blogs and web copy […]

03 Nov 2020

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR FAMILY HISTORY BOOK

Writing your family history can be a tremendous gift for your family, especially for future generations. But it can also be a daunting project. There could be seemingly unlimited amounts of research to dig into. Should you conduct interviews? If yes, then how many should you do? Just what should you plan on including in […]

27 Oct 2020
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HOW TO WRITE A MOVING MEMOIR

Many people aspire to write their own life stories. But let’s face it— not all memoirs are as engaging or moving as the author intended. In fact, it can be difficult to write a memoir that other people actually want to read or consider insightful. Your story must be interesting enough to hold their attention. […]

16 Oct 2020
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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
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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 […]

06 Oct 2020
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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 […]

29 Sep 2020
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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 […]

22 Sep 2020
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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 […]

15 Sep 2020
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7 STEPS TO RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY ONLINE

I have this fantasy of taking an extended trip around the world to discover where my ancestors came from and to meet long-lost relatives. In this fantasy world, I have unlimited time and resources to explore every rabbit hole and track down clues about those who came before me. The reality is that I—along with […]

08 Sep 2020
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YOUR BOOK: 5 THINGS TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE YOU WRITE A WORD

If you are like most people, you’d like to write a book someday. But, as anyone who has actually followed through and written a book will tell you, it can be a long and arduous process. If you want to have any chance of succeeding, it is important to plan and prepare first. The more […]