‘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.