Writer’s Resources

31 Jul 2020

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 […]

28 Jul 2020

DIVING HEADFIRST INTO YOUR FAMILY TREE

Do you ever wonder about where your ancestors came from, and what struggles they had to endure in their life’s voyage? The journey of discovering your roots and your family history can be quite fascinating and exciting. It can also be a daunting and time-consuming task. A simple Google search will lead you to a […]

16 Jul 2020

YOUR GUIDE TO THE FAMILY HISTORY INTERVIEW

So, you’ve decided to write a family history book but are not quite sure where to start. Or, maybe you are ghostwriting an autobiography for someone else. Either way, you’ll want to be sure to include all of the best family stories. If you rely on just your own memory, or that of your subject, […]

02 Jul 2020

PLAN ON HIRING A GHOSTWRITER? HERE’S WHAT THEY NEED TO KNOW TO WRITE YOUR BOOK

If you plan to hire a ghostwriter for your book, you’re in good company. While no one has specific numbers because of the confidentiality involved with ghostwriting, people estimate that 50% to 90% of all nonfiction books on the bestseller’s list are ghostwritten. And that doesn’t count the number of fiction books and memoirs penned […]

24 Jun 2020

COPYWRITER Q&A: JENNIFER RIZZO SHARES TIPS FOR GENEALOGY RESEARCH

Jennifer Rizzo has always been fascinated by genealogy. At The Writers For Hire (TWFH), she puts this lifelong interest to use, helping clients fill out branches in their family trees and answer big, important questions about who they are and where they came from.  In this installment of Copywriter Q&A, Jennifer shares some of her […]

19 Jun 2020

HOW TO HIRE A GHOSTWRITER

There’s a story brewing inside you. Admit it. Maybe you’ve had the idea for a great adventure tale for years, or maybe you just recently decided to go after a professional goal of getting published. Regardless, the words are there… but you’re just not sure how to form them into the next great work. Enter […]

18 Jun 2020

IS A BOOK STILL AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY IF WRITTEN BY A GHOSTWRITER?

Why do so many celebrities, politicians, and executives turn to ghostwriters to help them write their autobiographies and memoirs? It’s simple: writing a book is hard, time-consuming work. Plus, just because someone holds a position of authority or fame doesn’t mean they are skilled at writing. It makes sense to enlist the help of an […]

10 Jun 2020

ISBNS: THE ALPHABET SOUP OF THE LITERARY WORLD

Your grocery store cashier picks up your can of chicken noodle and waves it over a little sensor before delivering it to the conveyor for bagging. You know what’s happening: The can is stamped with a barcode that indicates the item and price. Once scanned, this information tells the cashier how much you owe and […]

29 May 2020

THE ART OF GHOSTWRITING: HOW TO CAPTURE SOMEONE ELSE’S PERSONALITY IN YOUR WORDS

Writing is a very personal process. Every writer is unique, just as every individual is unique. So how can you write for someone else? Your goal is authenticity: to genuinely mimic the client’s rhythms and seamlessly weave their characteristics into the story. That is the key to successful ghostwriting. It’s not enough to be a […]

19 May 2020

WHEN A HYBRID PUBLISHER IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR AUTHORS

When Patricia Marshall’s mother started self-publishing her own books a decade ago, she paid someone to print her books on an Espresso Book Machine (a machine that can print and bind a book in a few minutes), one book at a time. She would then ship the books to Amazon to sell them. She lost […]