Storytelling is at the Heart of any Business, Really

I’ve seen quite a few ads on social media by companies that strive to teach the principles of storytelling to men and women in business, to make their presentations and speeches more compelling. I find that quite funny just because I have to stop myself from constantly storytelling. I find it hard to believe that … Read more

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

pen and ink sketch

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

Hiring a Ghostwriter for Humorous and Engaging Novel Writing

a type writer writes out "Once Upon a Time..." to represent fiction writing and fiction novels

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

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

Book Cover Design—scams are everywhere

Book Cover

Ever since self-publishing became a thing, there have been a million adjacent industries for self-published authors, such as book marketers, self publishers, and book cover designers. A lot of them are legit, and a lot of them are, frankly, scams. Along the way, someone figured out that would-be authors are thirsty for fame … and … Read more

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

Proofread

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

AI Will Not Replace Me

AI Robot

In a conversation, recently, a friend suggested that Chat GPT was going to replace me pretty soon. I had to laugh. There are some very good reasons why a robot can’t replace me, and I think this is important to talk about for the sake of writers and creative people everywhere. People seem to think … Read more

What Actually Inspires a Colorful Kirkus Review Like This One?

woman flashing victory sign in the desert

I’m pleased as punch to publish this Kirkus Review of my Young Adult novel, Bits of String too Small to Save. The reviewer called it “impressively creative,” “wildly imaginative,” “occasionally haunting,” and declared it “anchored by strong, evolving female characters.” This book has a ton of characters, each weirder than the next, which makes it … Read more