Alzheimers, ALS, and Parkinson’s: I’ve Seen the Best Minds of My Parents’ Generation… Starving Hysterical Naked

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I published a novel in 2017, which I had spent ten years writing. It began as just an exercise in creativity with no special agenda, but as I wrote Bits of String Too Small to Save, certain social issues became accidentally embedded in the plot. It was really just a story about a ten-year-old girl … Read more

Exploring Spiritual Concepts in Writing

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Big Foot, Grief Journals, and other Spiritual Memoir Concepts: It’s always interesting to talk to indie authors, as a lot of them want to explore spiritual concepts in their writing. There are those who have had big revelations, visions, and things like that and want to share it, but it’s more common for me to … Read more

Hiring a Ghostwriter for Humorous and Engaging Novel Writing

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Typically, my ghostwriting services encompass nonfiction topics. I’ll write books for clients about business tips, family traumas, victories over adversities, escaping from (or joining) cults, true crime, scientific endeavors, and all sorts of other stuff. It all falls under the heading of “narrative nonfiction,” meaning true stories told in entertaining ways. But then there are … Read more

Ghostwriting books for passion doesn’t mean you’ll not make a profit

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I have potential ghostwriting clients approach me all the time about books they think will reap a big profit. I’m honest. In today’s world, books do not make a lot of money on their own, but they can make money in a peripheral way. You see, even if you write a New York Times best-seller, … Read more

Ghostwriters can Provide Editorial Help for Personal Growth Memoirs

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Not everyone who needs help writing a book wants the full Ruby Peru ghostwriting service. Many are determined to write their own books, and I’m happy to support those folks, too. A lot of people writing spiritual and personal growth memoirs fall under that heading. When it just has to be in your own voice, … Read more

Isolation Lends itself to Artistic Achievement in Memoir

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It’s been an interesting first few days at Dorland Mountain Colony. I like the term “colony.” It evokes an eclectic group of pioneers hunkering down in some secluded place to build something weird like a spaceship to Mars or a cult or something. But it’s really just a cluster of modular homes on the side … Read more

Writer’s Retreats, Feral Cats, and a New Kind of Adventure

Writer's Retreats

Now, I don’t know what your typical Mainer does… yes, I do. Your typical Mainer who is sick of winter goes to Florida. It’s the law. You want to get out of this arctic wasteland, that’s where you go. Stick a fork in you–you are in Florida and you are done. But me, I have … Read more

A Weird Phenomenon I call “Ghostwriter’s Limbo”

Ghostwriter Limbo

The level of independence I experience as a writer is one of the interesting things about my job as a ghostwriter. After all, my job is to make writing a book easy for my clients, which means they don’t have to do much. The initial interview period is where clients are deeply involved in telling … Read more

Entrepreneur Books—What’s your Unique Sales Proposition?

Entrepreneur Books

The vast majority of books I’ve ghostwritten have been for entrepreneurs. Many have built successful businesses from scratch and genuinely have the desire to help others do the same. Others want to use their expertise to make a career move into becoming a professional speaker, where, again, they’ll teach others their techniques. Some already run … Read more

Where do I Find an Excellent Proofreader? And Do I Need One?

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I once had a client ask me if I knew any “really good proofreaders.” I was rather offended by the question, since it was my own work that he wanted proofread. Now, once I got over that, I admitted that sure, I’m not perfect. MS Word does correct most spelling errors quite handily, but there … Read more