Building Your Business…and Pursuing Your Passions

I’m still digesting Joey’s post from last week, “The Ghost Materializes“. Thankfully, on Friday morning, I was able to get together to hang out with both Joey and Ed over a cup of coffee. It was a great time to catch up on what’s going on in each other’s lives and work, and to discuss writing and ghostwriting.

Joey’s post, as I told the guys, was poignant for me as I’ve been feeling the itch to begin writing a novel of my own. I was great to talk about how we might balance careers as ghostwriters and vocations as writers. Continue reading “Building Your Business…and Pursuing Your Passions”

What People Are Really Looking For

OK. So, I admit that I’m slammed today with deadlines. Since some of my fellow writers here have had some softball posts (Ahem, “Ghost on Break—See Help Desk“), I thought I’d throw up one of my own. If you grew up in the 1980s, this will bring back some memories. After all, this is what most people are looking for when the search “Ghostwriter” on Google anyway 😉 Continue reading “What People Are Really Looking For”

You’re a ghostwriter? Prove it!

“I’m looking for a ghostwriter.”

“I’m a ghostwriter…Maybe I can help you.”

“Really? What have you worked on?”

“Well…I can’t tell you!”

The funny thing about ghostwriting is that anybody can say they’re a ghostwriter and you’d never really know if they were telling the truth. The built-in anonymity of the job can make it tough to find new clients, especially those who demand to see samples of your work.

Here are seven ways to work around the ghostwriting conundrum and convince prospective clients that you’re the real deal. Continue reading “You’re a ghostwriter? Prove it!”

5 Reasons to Kill Your Inner Generalist

Chances are there’s a type of writing at which you excel. There is an equal chance that there are other types of writing at which you’re average at best. Over the years one of the best lessons I’ve learned about being a Ghostwriter is that you’re not just hurting a client when you take on their project outside your specialty—you’re also hurting yourself.

Why?

Because you’re spending time and energy slogging through projects outside your skill set, which costs you money whether you know it or not.

Here are five reasons you need to kill your inner generalist and start feeding your inner specialist.

Continue reading “5 Reasons to Kill Your Inner Generalist”