By: Graham Strong
December 13, 2017
In my last post, I talked about why project management is the most underrated side of writing a book. One of the things I mentioned (repeatedly) is that every book project encounters pitfalls. Most of these pitfalls are the same for every book – and they are dangers that new authors may not even exist. They float out there like icebergs ahead, ready to sink you with little notice.
Be prepared, as the Boy Scouts say. Here are a few of the icebergs looming in your future, and how to avoid them. (more…)
Some authors have the romantic vision of sitting down at their desk to write their book and then three months later happily typing “The End”.
If it worked that way, my job would be much easier.
I’ve always said that the most underrated part of ghostwriting is project management. Completing an 80,000-word manuscript is more work than most first-time authors understand. Those words don’t just magically appear on the page. Lack of good project management is one of the biggest reasons – if not the biggest reason – why book projects fail. (more…)
November 14, 2017
There’s that old adage that everyone has a book in them. Chances are if you’re reading this, you’re one of them. What they don’t tell you though is that not everyone has the tools, time, and tolerance to get their stories and ideas down on paper and into the hands of readers.
That’s where a good ghostwriter can help. Here are the top three reasons authors hire ghostwriters: (more…)