Ghostwriting is an intimate, collaborative experience between you and your “invisible” certified ghostwriter. The Wambtac Ghostwriting Method uses a six-step process to create memoirs, nonfiction titles, novels, and fiction-style “creative nonfiction.”

  • 1. Concept Development

    It takes focus and organization to create a marketable literary property out of a great book idea. Your ghostwriter will simplify the creation process with tools and techniques to keep you both on track and on deadline.

    We will:

    • Determine the best potential markets for your nonfiction concept or novel
    • Generate topics and questions to develop your full nonfiction manuscript
    • Interpret your novel’s specific premise and storyline
    • Conduct, record, and transcribe all necessary interviews

     

    You will:

    • Provide the ideas, theories, proofs, and examples for your nonfiction book
    • Share the plot points, scene ideas, and characters for your novel
    • Participate in the interview process
  • 2. Structural Edit

    Structure is unquestionably the #1 reason manuscripts do not generate the serious consideration they deserve. Nonfiction structure is about relaying information in a logical, Slinky® Flow template without redundancy, repetition, information gaps, or mismatched examples. Fiction structure refers to how the plot and characters intertwine.

    We will:

    • Organize all your nonfiction drafts, notes, and transcriptions into a logical Slinky Flow
    • Develop your novel’s 15-point storyline (no draft) or your action map (from draft)
    • Create or deconstruct your characters’ backgrounds, motivations, agendas, personalities, mannerisms, and attitudes

     

    You will:

    • Promptly review and approve your nonfiction outline, approach, tone, and sequence
    • Work with your ghostwriter on character studies and action map
  • 3. Ghostwriting

    First drafts are unique constructions. Your nonfiction first draft will include everything you want to say, however you want to say it, regardless of market viability, copyright-infringement concerns, or personal liability issues. Your novel’s first draft will tell the story you’ve been carrying around in your head. No one will see this first draft but you, so you can say whatever you want. By following this pattern, you and your Certified Ghostwriter will write AND rewrite your entire manuscript.

    We will:

    • Ghostwrite the first chapter based on your outline or plot map/character studies
    • Edit the chapter to ensure your tone, voice, intent, and perspective shine through
    • Forward the finished chapter to you
    • Make your requested corrections, additions, and deletions
    • Repeat the above steps until you are happy with the chapter
    • Follow the same back-and-forth sequence with each chapter

     

    You will:

    • Promptly review and return each chapter
    • Repeat the above steps until you are happy with each chapter
    • Follow the same procedure until all chapters are completed
  • 4. Musical Line Edit

    This vital, often overlooked editorial pass increases reader pleasure, market placement, and overall saleability by adding polish and professionalism to your manuscript.

    We will:

    • Arrange the individual chapters into a Master Document
    • Correct any lingering nonfiction redundancies, repetitions, and Slinky Flow issues
    • Enhance your novel’s dramatic tension and accentuate its pacing, drive, and energy
    • Send you the full manuscript
    • Make your requested changes

     

    You will:

    • Promptly review and return the manuscript with your minor corrections
  • 5. Final Edit

    The final edit is probably what you think of when you hear the word “edit.” This is the pass that corrects any lingering sentence structure, grammar, word choice, punctuation, typographical, page-format, and style-coding issues.

    We will:

    • Have the final draft copy edited/proofread by a fresh eye
    • Make all appropriate corrections
    • Send you the Final Master document

     

    You will:

    • Launch your submission campaign OR
    • Prepare to self-publish your new marketable literary property
  • 6. Book Proposals, Synopses, and Bestseller Strategy Plans

    You need a Book Proposal to submit your nonfiction or memoir to literary agents and publishers, and a concise, compelling Synopsis to submit your novel. You need a Bestseller Strategy Plan to successfully self-publish any kind of title.

    We will:

    • Develop a Book Proposal package (Overview, Market Analysis, Competitive-title Review, Author Bio and Promotion, Book Details, Annotated Table of Contents)  
    • Write your Synopsis in submission-standard format and style
    • Create a Bestseller Strategy Plan (Overview, Author Intro, Market Placement, Promotional Venues, Book Details Checklist, Interview Q&As) 

    You will:

    • Submit your new Marketable Literary Property to agents and no-agent publishers


    OR

    • Begin the “back office” work of self-publishing
      • Buy a set of ISBNs and attach appropriate metadata
      • Obtain an LCCN from the Library of Congress
      • Obtain a PCiP from The Donohue Group or another provider
      • Arrange for interior and cover designs
      • Prepare a marketing flyer and other materials
      • Arrange for production and distribution

     

    Book Proposal or Bestseller Strategy Plan
    Add-on to full manuscript: $5,000
    Stand-alone: $15,000

    Synopsis
    Add-on to full manuscript: $500
    Stand-alone: $1,500

Interested? Contact us today to get started!