‘People have always told me I should write a book.’ These are, I’d wager, the ten words a professional ghostwriter most often hears. And that’s fine. It’s what brings clients to our doors. I love the fact that everyone still values the printed word as much as I do too. And long may it continue. But, (and you knew there was a ‘but’ coming, didn’t you?) a ghost will need a lot more information to understand whether or not they are the right person to bring your story to life, whether it is a business book, a life story, or
“Get my book published,” tops many a bucket list. As we hurtle towards the end of yet another year, thoughts turn to what we hope to achieve in the forthcoming 12 months. Hope is an important word, because writers need an abundance of hope. In her book, Grit, about the psychology of achievement, Angela Duckworth quotes bestselling-author Ta-Nehisi Coates, who says, “Writing is failure. Over and over and over again.” This may sound like a bleak summary of the writing trade, yet the image of screwed-up bits of paper surrounding the stressed writer, head in hands, is a prevalent one.
By Cheryl Rickman If you’re an expert in your field, there is no greater way to position yourself as an authority than to become an author. The benefits of becoming an author, whether you write your own book or hire a professional writer are many and the returns significant: As a book author you can: 1. Make an Actual Difference By sharing your knowledge and expertise in a book, you will likely positively impact the lives of those who read it; make their lives easier, better, longer. Your story and practical advice could help someone else to achieve something they’d always