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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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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Jul. 6, 2020
Procrastination 101
Your normal tasks in life are gone or totally rearranged. Without any timeline for zipping out the door (at least not safely), it’s easy for procrastination to set in. Not only is everyone at home, it’s not temporary. We’re all cramped together ‘til who knows when. That means not only…
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Jun. 4, 2020
3 Manuscript Drafts every book must go through
Every book you’ve ever admired has gone through multiple drafts. As an author who mused about your book for the longest time before finally getting it on paper, it can be a knife to the heart to think that the story or manuscript you worked so hard on still isn’t…
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May. 27, 2020
Microsoft Word for Publishing Success
Literary agents and traditional publishers receive thousands of manuscripts. If your formatting doesn’t meet current book industry standards, it may be ignored. The formatting you do may not carry when you send a document, unless you use a template. A template guarantees your manuscript formatting will hold when agents and…
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