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Would you believe me if I told you I was just at New York Fashion Week? If you’re someone who celebrates fashion, you may know that Fashion Week is one of the biggest events in the industry. I was honored to be personally invited to participate in one of the shows.
But you’re probably thinking, how did this happen with someone like me who’s decided not in the fashion industry? It happened because of a book. My company wrote a book for one of the designers and she was generous enough to show me the launch of her collection at the infamous event.
In the current era, more and more entrepreneurs are jumping into the literary space to gain authority in their field. I’ve heard it said that entrepreneurs having their own books is like having a really good business card. But is everyone good at making business cards?
Not everyone is a writer. Some may not enjoy the act, feel like they have the skills, or don’t have the time it takes to create a book. In addition, writing is difficult. But it can be much more manageable if you have someone who knows what they’re doing. They can guide you through the process and work with you to create your book while saving you time. Enter the “ghost writer”.
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A common misconception
People hear the word “ghostwriter” and get tired that the book is not true. But just because something is “ghostwritten” doesn’t mean the ideas don’t belong to the author (in this case, the client or the person whose name is in the book).
Authors play a big role in writing the book! They discuss their ideas with the writer, provide feedback on drafts, and even edit the ideas in the book. In ghostwriting, someone else turns those ideas into cohesive, eloquent words, but the author gets credit for bringing the book to life. It becomes a useful tool conceived through an equitable partnership. This is why working with a trusted professional will give you the best results.
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As I mentioned, another benefit of hiring a ghostwriter is time savings in the writing process. Writing a book is nothing but time consuming and having a ghostwriter by your side makes life much easier. If you’re an australiabusinessblog.com, you’re probably balancing your personal and professional life while trying to get the best results for your clients. This is no easy task, but the best leaders know they can’t do everything by themselves.
Did someone say delegation? It’s okay to have someone to help you, especially if that person understands your goals. Contacting someone as a ghostwriter does not make you fraudulent or a bad businessman; it just makes you a person who is willing to ask for help, which is an admirable quality if you ask me.
How do ghostwriting services work?
While each ghostwriter has a slightly different process, it usually starts with a discovery call where they ask you what you want to write about. Here the writer will poll if you have any topics you want to implement. Now is a good time to put down the ideas that are brewing in your head. In this way, the writer can already begin to puzzle out what the actual text of your book might look like.
Typically, ghostwriters will then articulate your input that promote connection and empathy from your audience. Ghostwriting is an intimate process, so expect the call to get personal at some points, especially if it’s a non-fiction book and even more so if it’s biographical. You should feel comfortable with your ghostwriter so that you and your work don’t suffer in the making of your book.
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After the preliminary call is made, the ghostwriters get to work. Once they have the first draft ready, they usually send it to you, encouraging you to make any edits you deem necessary. Remember, this is your book! So this is an excellent time to clear up any misunderstandings or bumps in the manuscript.
Even if you’re not a linguist, you can create your own book with a good ghostwriter by your side. When you start promoting your books (especially when it comes to you and your field), others will see you as an authority. Books are a great way to prove your knowledge in your field, allow your clients to get to know you better, and allow you to flex your creative muscles.