Apr. 2, 2021
The Early Ghostwriter Catches Success
Kate Early admits that a set of accidental circumstances brought her successfully into the world of ghostwriting. Like many, it wasn’t her start-up career. “I happened to meet [an executive coach] by accident, when her son and my son were in an activity together. At one point she just reached…
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Mar. 15, 2021
4 Questions to Broaden Your Book-Writing Mind
Answers Help Authors Write Better Claudia Suzanne, Wambtac founder and The Ghostwriting Expert, says that to be a good author you need to read the writing of others—even ones you’re uncomfortable with. “Think of your current habits,” she says, “as steppingstones that brought you to where you are now.” Your…
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Feb. 25, 2021
Five Templates to Enhance a Book’s Slinky™ Flow
Crafting nonfiction is more than just splattering the words onto the page. A critical key to success is figuring out what format—aka which template—will best fit your book’s message. It’s so important, the five manuscript templates that determine a book’s structure is one of the fundamental lessons your Certified Ghostwriter…
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Feb. 18, 2021
Interview with a Ghostwriter: Meet Beth Brand
“I have a friend who’s a prison guard [who] has a Master’s Degree in English. And he’s always like, “You can do anything with an English major.”  Beth Brand, another of Wambtac’s certified ghostwriters, has certainly proven him correct for almost thirty years. Based in the area she loves—the Great…
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Jan. 29, 2021
Why Hire a Ghostwriter?
When you have a book roaming around in your head for years but are too busy to write it, hire a Certified Ghostwriter to help get it out of your head and onto paper.  When you’ve started your book but are stalled because it’s just not right, or you just…
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Dec. 15, 2020
Ghosting Perspectives: Insiders’ POV
Fair’s Fair: Contract details designed for book deal equality At Wambtac, we know that a milestone in any author’s life is creating a manuscript that’s ready for submission to literary agents or publishing house acquisition editors. Generating that readiness is, of course, any reliable ghostwriter’s goal too. In this next…
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Nov. 15, 2020
Six Mistakes That Make Literary Agents Toss A Manuscript
Taking the leap to querying literary agents or publishing house acquisition editors is a milestone in any author’s life. But before hitting the send button, eliminate these common mistakes that could make an agent or editor—who get tons of stuff landing on their desks every day—toss the book instead of…
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Oct. 15, 2020
Choosing the Best Ghostwriter for Your Book
Five signs you’re getting the professional you need Save yourself headaches, wasted money, and lost time by finding a ghostwriter with training, experience, and industry-insider knowledge.  A simple online search will result in pages of ghostwriters, so how do you know which one to choose? Many writers can write a…
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Sep. 15, 2020
Recognizing and Crushing Writer’s Block: 7 Steps for Getting Past Delays and Back on Track
It’s every writer’s nightmare: staring at your screen (or paper if you’re still using a typewriter for inspiration!) but you can’t type anything. Your mind’s a total blank. It might be a small issue; e.g., “What adjective should I use?” or  “Is this ‘funny’ statement really laugh-inducing?” Other times it…
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Aug. 15, 2020
Authors CAN Battle the Depression Demon
Any time we face outside disasters, sadness—even depression—can set in. Authors already struggle with the isolation necessary to face the blank page, the character that doesn’t work, or explaining a difficult concept. But since COVID? Thanks to newly required “self-isolation,” a sense of loneliness can escalate. Even if you have…
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