You see ads everyday for E books or hard copy books. When you read these E books or the excerpts from the hard copy books do you ever wonder who wrote it? In this day and age there is a good chance that it was written by a “ghostwriter”. So what exactly is a ghostwriter you may ask? A ghostwriter is a person that writes and gets paid (very well) for writing an article, book or E book and giving credit to another person.
Many people use a ghostwriter for a myriad of reasons. Reasons like, perhaps the person is famous and has poor grammatical skills or needs to have better writing skills. In this instance they might consider hiring a professional writer to write the book for them and make it sound like they themselves wrote it. Naturally, being a ghostwriter, they have taken the time to get to know the person hiring them well enough to be able to put things into words they would use and make it sound like they wrote it.
A ghostwriter doesn’t get any of the credit for writing the article, book, or E book but they do get the money for writing it. Royalties aren’t often offered though.
So how does one get into ghostwriting? One could take out an ad and advertise their skills. Work with an editor and tell him or her that you would like to become a ghostwriter. Most ghostwriters are already successful writers that have published many an article, book or E book and they are working on the side on other projects between their own.
Perhaps as a ghostwriter you are trying to stretch your skills and increase your earnings between your other writing assignments.
Ghostwriting is flexible and gives the writer a great satisfaction. Its also a great way to learn more about something you previously didn’t know about. Extending your knowledge and your writing skills can really pay off in the long run.
Ghostwriting is also a great opportunity to extend your credentials and your skills.
Ghostwriting also tends to pay fairly well. With prices ranging from $18,000 upwards for a full length manuscript to several hundred thousand dollars for a complete novel, a ghostwriter can make a nice living our of such a hobby.
If you stop a moment to think about all of the books you have read in your lifetime, you probably have read many many books that were ghostwritten. The love of writing has prompted many a writer to begin ghostwriting. The pay, keeps them coming back.
For more information on ghostwriting, simply type “ghostwriting” into your favorite search engine and explore the opportunities that come up.