Who hires a ghostwriter, for a book or speech or…?

Everybody knows that some people hire ghostwriters. But it might surprise you to discover who some of those “some people” are.

This might seem an odd question – “Who hires a ghostwriter?” – and yet there do appear to be some popular misconceptions about who hires a ghostwriter. Most people have a vague idea of who works with them, but few people are really aware of how widespread their services are. [Read more…]

Six ways to write your title for a book, movie, article or anything

At a loss for a title? Whatever you are writing, whether a book, movie or article here are six ways you can come up with a captivating title.

Whether you are writing a blog post or a book, an article or a movie, you need a title that will get your work noticed and draw people in to read or to view.  There are several tactics you can take, some more suited to one medium or another.  Here are a few of them. [Read more…]

What is a ghostwriter?

Oddly enough, this is a question that seems to confuse a lot of people.  Just what is a ghostwriter?

People come to me seeking a ghostwriter, but they are not completely sure what one is. People come asking for a writer, but are not sure whether it is a ghostwriter they really want. What is the difference between a writer and a ghostwriter?

Well, a writer is someone who writes. In case you missed that definition, I explained it here. [Read more…]

The top 100 books that Amazon.com doesn’t think you should read (Part 1)

Amazon.com published a list of “100 Books to Read in a Lifetime”. We tear that list apart to see what’s there, what’s missing and what will make your eyeballs pop out of your head.

As you might have guessed, the title is slightly inaccurate.  Amazon.com actually would love you to read every book in the world, as long as you buy them there.

But Amazon did publish a list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime: “A bucket list of books to create a well-read life, from the Amazon Book Editors”. And that list did leave off a lot of very important books that some people would be upset to see missing.

To be fair, every list like this is subjective.  On what basis do you decide a book should be on the list?  That is always open to debate.  So let’s have a little fun and debate. [Read more…]