Writer’s Resources

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 […]

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 […]

21 Aug 2020
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THE NUMBERS BEHIND THE WORDS: CAN YOU MAKE MONEY WRITING NON-FICTION BOOKS?

We all know an awful lot about something. It’s just the way people are. Your area of expertise might be something useful, like knowing how to fix cars, or it might be something less tangible, say, an obscene amount of knowledge about cartoons from the late 1970s to the early 1980s (ruh roh, Raggy!). Whatever […]

04 Aug 2020
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HOW TO WRITE A FAMILY HISTORY—7 STEPS PLUS A PRO TIP

With the rise in popularity of media programming such as PBS’s Finding Your Roots, and the ease and accessibility of home ancestry and DNA test kits, more and more people are choosing to research their family history. The internet has made this research easier than ever before. For those who decide to go even further—to […]

31 Jul 2020
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HOW COMMON IS GHOSTWRITING?

Soon after John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage was published in 1957, speculation began over who actually crafted the words behind the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography. For years, many believed the book was largely written by Theodore Sorensen, Kennedy’s close aide and speechwriter. But ever loyal to his president, Sorensen consistently denied any substantial involvement in […]