Why and How to Use a Ghostwriter
By Sam Miller, Staff Writer
How can one individual hope to get his message out to the world alone? If you’re reading this, it probably means that you have a story you feel called to tell. Maybe you have a specific message or a desire to help a certain audience. Either way, you have an idea, but you don’t have a plan to execute the production of a whole book.
Help with Writing
It’s common for inexperienced and veteran writers alike to get assistance with their book to some degree, whether it’s editing, consultations, or even using a ghostwriter to write their book. It’s not an easy task, so there are others who are trained to help with the processes you’re unfamiliar with.
For example, a business owner may have a wealth of knowledge about their industry, but struggle to translate that into a compelling book that will attract potential clients. By working with a ghostwriter, they can share their expertise and vision for the book while leaving the actual writing to someone with the necessary skills and experience. This allows them to focus on running their business while still achieving their goal of publishing a book.
Many set out to work on their book entirely alone, which is a great choice if you’re confident about your writing skills, how you want your book to flow and interact with the reader, and most importantly, if you are willing to put in the time and effort that writing a book requires.
However, it is common and highly encouraged to get another set(s) of eyes on your project (peer review and teamwork apply to everything else you can think of beyond writing by the way).
Normalise Writing Help
Don’t be embarrassed or feel weird about using a ghostwriter. Even James Patterson uses a ghostwriter–how else could one person produce so many works in a single year? Not everyone can or wants to be like James Patterson, but a first-time author might hire an editor to help with revising and refining their manuscript before submitting it to publishers. A busy executive may use a ghostwriter to write their memoir, while still having creative control over the content and direction of the book.
The door to help is open, but the question is who is right for you? Ghostwriting services are quite broad. Anything involving writing that becomes credited to you falls under the category of ghostwriting, and you can choose based on your needs. Ghostwriters and co-writers alike can bring fresh perspectives or skills to the table that you don’t have. You will also have to decide whether you go with a freelance writer or a company. Companies usually have more professional customer service and a larger team, allowing them to be faster and more communicative than a freelancer. However, they are usually more expensive and might not be what you need.
At christianghostwriting.com, we offer a range of services that can be tailored to your specific needs, budget, and timeline. Our goal is to help you amplify your unique voice and make your message clear and compelling.
If you have questions or would like to reach out to us, contact us through the form on the home page. We can write a sample for you in a fairly short time. We would love to have a conversation with you to hear more about your project in a free consult so we can help you discern if ghostwriting, cowriting, editing, coaching, or anything in between is right for you. Happy writing and God bless you as you get your message out to the readers who need it. ◾