Jan. 24, 2022
Ghostwriting: Scam? Or Service?
Let’s start by defining some terms. Old-school “ghostwriting,” wherein a writer researched and wrote books and articles for someone else to put their name on, is not only passé—it’s unethical. Although it was an acceptable practice for a number of decades, in today’s world, most writers label that endeavor deceitful.…
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Mar. 1, 2022
Tell Me About Your Book
…the one you’ve already written, the one you’re working on right now, or the one you want to write someday #writing #books #authors Jaredd Craig on Unsplash A book is always on my mind, but I confess: my literary brain is bifurcated between the writing world and inside the book industry. Yet…
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Feb. 24, 2022
Your Novel and Why It’s Not Selling
“Why won’t my novel sell? My friends/family/critique group/editor all love it!” Oh yes, the most common novel issue. I’ve been fielding that question in one form or another for over thirty years, and, sadly, I can usually answer it after reading the first few pages of a novel — sometimes…
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Feb. 1, 2022
3 Painful Reasons Nonfiction Books Don’t Sell
As a professional ghostwriter, I am loath to post on social media sites. Discretion and confidentiality are built into my job description. I never reveal author names, titles, or even sketches of the projects I’ve worked on, and that reserve long ago generalized into personal habit. But as someone who…
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Oct. 12, 2021
The Hills are Alive…With a Book’s Music
How Musical Line Editing could make your work sing Most people have never heard the term “Musical Line Editing” (MLE), but it’s an amazing tool for successful book sales. It’s the proprietary, lift-every-author’s-voice-and-make-it-sing editing technique of Claudia Suzanne’s Ghostwriting Professional Designation Program (GPDP), the class our Certified Ghostwriters had to…
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Sep. 9, 2021
8 Easy Memory-Gathering Steps for Family Memoirs
How to start creating your relatives’ memoirs How many times have you thought a birthday, special family event, or holiday would be a great time to start your book by gathering family memories to create family memoirs—like Grandma’s history as a Rosie the Riveter patriot working in factories during WWII…
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Aug. 15, 2021
Best Practices for Remote Work
Enhance productivity at home, outside, and far away Both staff employees and writers think that working from home is a pandemic-generated innovation—but it’s not true. One Gallup poll found that, even before COVID, the rise of home-based employees rose from 39 to 43 percent between 2012 and 2016.1 There are…
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Jul. 15, 2021
Appreciating All Sexes and Cultures
Becoming a diverse ghostwriter expands your outreach Every year, June’s LGBTQ Pride month brings diversity issues to the forefront, recognizing broader and more inclusive sexual diversity. Ghostwriters, like corporations, do better with a diverse client base. At Wambtac we know that diversity—not only relating to sexuality, but also America’s amazing…
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Jun. 15, 2021
Gathering Your Guy’s Memories
Keys to creating a loving memoir How many times have you thought a birthday, special family event, or a day like Father’s Day would be a great time to capture your dad’s memories? Or maybe that’s the time to gather not only Dad’s memories but also those of other male family members?  Or…
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May. 15, 2021
Gathering Mom’s Memories on Mother’s Day…
…and throughout the year You keep thinking you’d love to gather your mom’s memories, so why not use Mother’s Day as a great time to start? How about gathering insights or tender memories not just from Mom, but from other loving family members?  Or maybe you’re the mom (or Grandma…
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