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10 Tips For Writing Your First Novel

As I have recently discovered, writing a novel is not for the fainthearted. For starters, there’s the exhausting process of living and breathing your characters, plots and storylines, only to realise how unfeasible everything looks when it stares back at you on the...

Want To Be A Writer? Then Get Rid Of Your Ego

Want to be a writer? Then start by leaving your ego behind before your fingers touch the keyboard. Because if you don't, you might just spend most of your writing career curled up in a foetal position in a drafty corner of your house (because you'll be too heartbroken...

Why Blogging Is Less Bothersome Than You May Think

For many of us, writing a blog comes firmly last on our list of priorities. It takes time, it doesn't pay, and it's hard to come up with new ideas on a regular basis. But much as I hate to admit it, these are excuses rather than valid arguments (believe me - I've used...

Why Sometimes It’s Better to Walk Away

You're a freelance writer who hasn't had work for a few months and 'the fear' has started to take hold. Part of you thinks you will never work again, and that the most sensible thing to do is to go out and find a 'real' job. Just before you start posting your CV on...

Writing a book in 2019? Here are 13 Tips to Get You Started

You’ve always wanted to write a book and 2019 is the year you’re going to do it. The only problem is you have no idea how to get started, let alone finish. Here at United Ghostwriters, we know exactly what you are going through, which is why we have compiled our best...

Why Writers Need To Take Care Of Both Mind And Body

It has been well documented that writing is good for our mental health, especially when writing about thoughts and feelings related to stressful or traumatic events. And of course we all know that exercise is good for all of us. The problem with us writers is that we...

Three Things Professionals Have In Common

Over the last 12 years, I have worked on book-writing projects with dozens of professionals from all sorts of different worlds: financial, consultancy, technology, fitness, psychology, and academic, to name a few. Months or even years spent writing a book tells you a...

“I Don’t Want My Voice; I Want Yours.”

A big part of what we do as ghostwriters is to write in the voice of our clients. This is why interviews are so important because they offer us a chance to understand the person’s point of view, the way they talk, and the method in which they describe scenarios, or...

Why the Ghostwriting Process is Often Compared to Therapy

Over the years, I’ve lost count of the amount of times my clients have compared the ghostwriting interviewing process to therapy. And although most of us at UG are not trained therapists, I can sort of see where they’re coming from. You might think that the ‘therapy’...