Today we continue our conversation about ghostwriting from yesterday. Elizabeth Rains provides us with some sound advice on why hiring a ghostwriter might be a good option for you.
Ghostwriting – Part II – Why Should I Consider a Ghostwriter?
Hiring a ghostwriter might be just the route to seeing your work published sooner.
1. Once upon a time, you never finished writing a manuscript—perhaps you were struck with a bad case of writer’s block. You’ve been telling yourself that you’ll get to it eventually, but we all know that “I’ll get to it eventually” is the same as “I’ll get to it when I have time.” See # 2, and then locate your forlorn and abandoned future bestseller.
2. You’ve been meaning to write your autobiography or share your expertise on how to spin straw into gold, but can’t find the time to write a book. Hiring a ghostwriter will enable you to focus on other things. Plus, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your ghostwriter is working hard to match your style and tone and further you on your way to being published.
3. You have a vivid imagination overflowing with ideas sure to launch you to the top of the New York Times Best Seller List, but your writing skills aren’t quite at the same level. A ghostwriter can help you translate those ideas to paper in an appealing and marketable way that speaks to your readers and retains your voice.
4. You really have no idea how to make your sword-fighting scene seem more realistic, and you’d like someone with a bit more experience in that area to flesh it out for you (haha … get it?). You could take fencing classes or watch action films, but if you don’t think the investment is worth it, consider hiring someone with that particular expertise. If your story switches between narrators, and you have difficulty getting into character for one of your narrators, consider hiring a ghostwriter to take on that persona.