Ghostwriting is an art, a calling, and an act of dedication to the writing craft with millions of stories out there crying to be heard, especially if there is a message that can relate to a wide demographic of readers.
First of all, ghostwriting is for memoirs, transformational, spiritual, psychological, philosophical, and business books. All nonfiction. The book needs a purpose, a genre, and an audience. The ghostwriter can give you ideas to further your scope and readership as well.
Self-help books are always in demand. “Let me tell you my story to inspire/motivate/teach you to do as I have done. It can work for you too!”
If you want to promote your unique business, tell your story.
If you have an individual take on the arts and sciences, share your story.
If you have an idea that begs to be released, create your platform intertwined with your life’s ambition in your story.
If you don’t have time or writing expertise, let a ghostwriter tell your story.
Even for the accomplished writer, having a professional writer interview you, organize your thoughts and major life events, and present your theme in the strongest, most dramatic manner possible will enhance your story, your message, and attract readers.
It’s amazing how much of “ourselves” we just take for granted. Many people think that the things that come easy to us are of little consequence. When in reality, those traits and talents that are automatic for us are usually our strongest skill set. These are the skills, personal experiences, opinions, and philosophies that are “us” … our lives … our stories. This is what you need to share. This is what you care about. This is your uniqueness that others can learn from or use to further their uniqueness as well.
For example, with a professional editor/proofreader, you get a second pair of eyes to make sure your writing is as clean, accurate, and consistent as possible. With a ghostwriter, you get a reflection of yourself at your very best, including all facets of your mind, heart, and soul from a living, breathing mind, heart, and soul who researches you in your entirety with an unbiased, unemotional grasp of reality.
Ghostwriting = telling your story, only better! In your voice, with your words, with clarity, directness, and emphasis on the important message that will launch your business, your principles, and your creative endeavors. Telling your story without compromise, shyness, hesitation, or even too much ego. It reveals your story as the truth it always has been from another point of view. A viewpoint that presents you at your very best!
Contact me at email@example.com for a no-charge consultation to see how your true story can put $$$ and “sense” into your story.
Deborah A. Bowman Stevens, Ghostwriter.
This phrase is used so metaphorically these days, we writers almost lose our grasp of its significance in our world!
And yet it is our world, our very breath of life.
As an editor my opinion is where we end our chapters is more important than where we begin; even though, of course, that initial first sentence is crucial too. The end, however, is what keeps the pages turning. Without that, we are lost.
So, fellow writers, take that book you’re working on and flip back through the ending of your chapters. Does it compel you to go on, to turn the pages in excited anticipation?
Another exercise that is very useful to authors of all genres, fiction and nonfiction, is to grab a book, published or unpublished, that you wrote some time ago. Perhaps even your first book? Look at the Chapter endings and the beginnings as well. I think you will be amazed at how far you have come as a writer. If not, then this is something you need to address.
Just some advice on the Tricks-of-the-Trade that aren’t tricks at all … just good writing practices for all levels of writers.
I am available through my blog and comments area for any questions on the fundamentals of writing, editing, formatting, and publishing advice.
Deborah A. Bowman, Clasid Consultants Publishing
Lost in time
Encased in rhyme
Don’t wonder why
Go with it!
It draws your eyes
Feel the beat,
Go With It!
Eros tosses a dart
Straight to your hearts
GO WITH IT!
Where do I go from here?
What do I really hold dear?
Decisions creep up on us from afar
And we always wonder who we really are?
Changing and rearranging everyday
Our moods in fickle alignment
But such allows us refinement!
Follow your heart!
I see the trinkets that surround me
But do I really see?
These are so precious to me
They inspire and capture my creativity
But not today
I have no words to say
But those that get in the way
My inspiration does not shine
In silence I seek the divine
And all will be well in time
My Annie doll will speak her mind
And tell me of her trip from Ireland
When she came alone to Ellis Island
The castle will sing its tune, the dancer spinning
And a new story will be beginning
To weave its way into my soul
The faerie pixie will rise and flow
Through ancient dreams and glowing scenes
Dancing on the sun’s rays, amidst the colors of the rainbow
The Kindle will light with fire: reds and yellows; golds and blues
I’ll slip on my glasses so I can see true
The beautiful forests and haunted hills
I’ll experience thrills and wills and chills
As a new world comes alive inside my brain
Some of you may think me insane
As the keyboard beckons and calls my name
Not all the words have gone up in flames
I just had to write them to know their game
Of hide and seek, catch me if you can, find me if you dare
The words will scatter unless you show them you care.
NOW THE STORY LOST IN TIME…
HAS RETURNED TO SPARKLE AND SHINE!
Deborah A. Bowman
I just think it’s okay
A new day
A new way
And then I’m lost again
I don’t know when
I will learn