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5 Tools of the Ghostwriter’s Magic

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5 Tools of the Ghostwriter’s Magic

Once people understand what a ghostwriter does, they always want to know how that works. Just how do I pull a story out of someone else???s head and turn it into a book? They think I???m performing magic, but here???s your peek behind the curtain. You might be surprised at how easy it can be….

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3 Sources for Ghostwriting Work

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3 Sources for Ghostwriting Work

Last month, I told you all about why I decided to become a ghostwriter and how I schedule my time in order to manage multiple projects at once. I bet you???re wondering just how do I get ghostwriting assignments anyway? Like most ghostwriters I know, my first ghostwrite was a complete surprise. Ghostwrite?: A Writer…

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3 Strategies to Manage Multiple Projects

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3 Strategies to Manage Multiple Projects

So every day isn???t a stellar day and every week isn???t a stellar week. Sometimes, as hard as I try, no matter what strategies are in place, the work refuses to cooperate and the schedule gets backed up. This can happen for all kinds of reasons: your sister goes into emergency surgery a continent away,…

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3 major skills you need as a ghostwriter

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3 major skills you need as a ghostwriter

You???re a writer and you???re familiar with the challenges of finding time for your own writing in a normal day. I promised you last week I???d tell you more about how that looks when you???re a ghostwriter. Chaos happens, maybe even more so when you work from home full-time. There are a lot of variables…

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One simple trick to overcome chaos in your writing life

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One simple trick to overcome chaos in your writing life

Does the chaos of everyday life interfere with your writing schedule? It may seem like you can???t succeed if you can???t organize your writing life like a typical 9-5. For many writers I???ve known, balancing a full-time freelance writing life, even for ghostwriters, seems impossible without the structure of a professional office. To be honest,…

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Why do you (really) write? Finding security and fulfillment as a ghost writer

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Why do you (really) write? Finding security and fulfillment as a ghost writer

Hey Casper, Do you dread that look of condescending pity people get when you tell them, somewhat shyly, you???re a writer? It???s even worse when the sound of the question mark squeaks in at the end of your statement. Do you hate it when your job is treated like just a ghost of an idea,…

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Hello Casper, Let me tell you about my ghostwrite

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Hello Casper, Let me tell you about my ghostwrite

Hey Casper, Do you remember back when we were both just lonely kids looking for a friend? Casper and Wendy, we made quite a team. Who knew this little (word) witch would grow up to become a ghost, too. Of course, I???m not a ghost the same way you are, at least not yet. But…

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