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Why Validation Propels a Book Project Forward

It's terrifying, isn't it. You have this fantastic idea for a book that you've been thinking about for months or even years, but you don't feel confident enough to share it. What if you tell someone and they shoot your idea down, or say that you're not really the...

Your Manuscript Has Been Rejected…Now What?

After weeks of anxious anticipation, the email has finally arrived. In a matter of seconds you will find out whether your manuscript has been accepted by an agent or a publisher…or not. On first glance, your heart skips a beat. The email is longer than a one-liner...

Why Collaboration and Ghostwriting Go Hand-in-Hand

One of the most common questions people ask me is, “Do you collaborate?” My answer? Absolutely. Yet, there is a misconception that ghostwriters, having drained your mind of all original thought somehow squirrel themselves away to write your manuscript, only to produce...

10 Things You Need To Know About United Ghostwriters

Much as I love to write, I don't cover all topics. That's why I have set up a marketplace to cover a wide range of subjects. United Ghostwriters is a group of 13 professional ghostwriters who came together as friends to set up a marketplace for all your ghostwriting...

Why Reliability is Vital to Working Relationships

A couple of years ago, I signed a publishing contract with a large publisher who I had never worked with before. Not long after the contract was agreed, I received an email asking me what I expected of its publishing team during the course of our working relationship....

Is Variety the Key to Work Happiness?

About a year ago, I decided to take a break as an author from what I call my ‘big book’ writing projects – the ones with lengthy deadlines and hundreds of thousands of words. Much as I loved working on these projects, as a writer I was becoming a bit of a one-trick...