What is Writing a Book?
About writing a book – by Karen S. Cole.
So…you are thinking in terms of writing a book. You have your own ideas. And the know-how when it comes to laying them out in detail. Presenting things case by case in order to get your points across. But you don’t have the time, professional writing and editing skills. Or the best methods available to you to put forth your book ideas in the most marketable, professional manner.
You’re thinking of hiring someone. Preferably a professional book ghost writer or editor, to help you do this the right way. You are definitely planning on creating your book, but you need credible help.
When you hire a book ghost writer, you must do ample planning and preparation. Don’t just hire any writer you find on the Internet. Research the person you’re hiring first. Screen for red flags such as “guaranteed commercial publication.” Learning how to create a book is not an everyday activity, one which almost anyone is suited for.
You want to hire a consummate professional. A book ghost writer with amazing, original talent, a proven sales and publications record. Or at least the considered ability to lay out everything properly, so that your readers understand you. You want to ensure that in writing a book, you’re giving your readers a product they can appreciate. One which they are willing to remember, cherish and talk about for years to come.
It helps to write books as a team effort!
When creating your book with the aid of a book ghost writer or editor, you will need to work closely together. Make a great relationship out of it. The ghost writer can become your friend, or at least a close colleague. Keep the lines of communication open, as the process of writing a book can take time, months or years to complete. You may need to hire a professional manuscript ghost writer at first. One who will plan your book with you and put the basic writing down correctly in professional, careful style.
And then you could hire an additional book editor to give your freshly written story a second set of eyes. For going over the rough draft or almost finished manuscript for flaws, content errors, color analysis, and simple grammar and proofreading mistakes. The ones that you and your ghost writer didn’t spot the first time around. Having three people go over your manuscript in progress almost always creates a nearly perfect final production, which you will be proud to stamp your name on as the book’s one true author.
Whenever you write anything, remember your audience!
Don’t forget, you can also share credit with the ghost writer and the editor. In order to lower the pricing for the ghost work, or otherwise to facilitate your relationships with both parties. Finally, whenever you’re writing you must forever keep your audience in mind. Write the book in the voice of someone talking to someone else. Not just for yourself alone. Or to get at someone you want to take vengeance against. It’s okay to whistle blow, but remember it should be about something important. Your readers may not care about your need for revenge.
Instead, writing your book in the first person (the “I” method) is best, in order to gain the confidence of your readers. Make sure that when you are writing a book, it’s one which will be wonderful and fulfilling. For somebody else, as well as yourself. This is something many people forget, so be sure to remember it!