You can hire me to ghostwrite, story edit, consult or assist you on any aspect of your book, novel, story, memoir, celebrity, injustice, film or entertainment property, Blog, White Paper, or brand.
However, my services are primarily geared toward the following:
- Ghostwriting (under your name only, with me writing the book invisibly, as a ghost)
- Co-writing (you & Steve Eggleston, or you | with Steve Eggleston, with me or a nom de plume, i.e., alias, depending on the subject matter)
- Story Editor (me helping you sort out your story, write certain chapters, move the plot forward, or whatever needs to be done to get you to the next level)
- Book Consultant (me advising you on how to organize, structure, and present your book or novel to secure an agent)
- Book Publisher or Movie Pitch (me helping you do either or both, similar to the process we followed for “The Food Mafia”)
- White Papers (me writing your White Papers for you as a ghost, co-writer with a member of your team, or credited writer)
- Freelance Content of Any Kind (me writing whatever you need written, from web content to marketing personas or copy to publishable articles)
- General Consultation (me advising you on any subject of my wide expertise where you think I would provide added value)
“Ghostwriter for Hire”
“Ghostwriter for hire” is the opening phrase from Andrew Crofts’ book, “Confessions of a Ghostwriter.” Andrew explains that he placed these words into an ad in The Bookseller, a publishing trade magazine, decades ago to start his ghostwriting career. He has since become the most prolific ghostwriter in history. Hugely, quotes from Crofts anecdotal book begin each chapter of thriller writer Robert Harris’ “The Ghost,” which also became a facinating motion picture.
Because of Andrew, I did not have to write a business plan for SteveEgglestonWrites.com. “Confessions of a Ghostwriter” is the plan, all spelled out with witty examples and hard-driving, no-nonsense advise. So what is a ghostwriter? A ghostwriter is an unaccredited writer, the guy or gal who writes the book on which another person – from the famous to the obscure – puts his or her name. President Donald Trump’s book, “The Art of the Deal, by Donald Trump,” comes to mind as an example. He – Trump – didn’t write any of it, though it became a bestseller because of his celebrity and the quality of the written word contained therein
Sooo…that’s one of the things I do: ghostwrite books, novels, fiction stories, true stories, inspired-by true stories, memoirs, non-fiction, biographies, articles, you name it, for other people, where their name not mine gets credited. But let me add a thought to this notion of ghostwriting. It’s no longer as vogue as it once was. Today, readers understand that busy people, famous people, celebs, and people in general aren’t writers, and even if they might take a go at it, don’t have the time to give their story the justice it deserves. These people all call upon me, sometimes with an NDA to accompany it. An NDA is an acronym for Non-disclosure Agreement.
That said, many people who find me because they are looking for a ghost, change their minds and make me proudly a co-writer. And that’s because I work well with my collaborative clients, it’s vogue to have one, and readers appreciate the transparency. I’m even hired to be the ghost to other ghostwriters who have so many projects they need help behind the scenes. A ghost of a ghost, imagine that. Boo! Then they take my words and conform them to theirs or their client’s. It’s a racket, I tell ya, but a good one.
Co-writer for Hire
In 1787, things were in a shambles in America. The Confederacy of 13 states were working at odds, and to fix things, they held a convention whose sole purpose was to amend the Articles of Confederation loosely binding them. After a rough start, they tossed the original purpose aside and a chose to write a whole new Constitution – one designed “to form a more perfect union.” Few people today fully appreciate how close we came to not having a new Constitution.
Grateful to have a new Constitution, those who also wanted a Bill of Rights incorporated into the Constitution, or passed simultaneously therewith, momentarily fell quiet. The majority did not think the votes were there, and better to have something rather than nothing was the sentiment. But two years later, in 1789, worry of growing nationalism gripped the founders. They feared the new America might grow into another Kingdom or oligarchy or worse, taking away the regional sovereignty of the states and individual liberties.
From this fear, the Bill of Rights was borne. It constituted the first 10 amendments to the Constitution that every schoolboy and schoolgirl in America was once required to commit to memory and know by heart. These became the Amendments that safeguarded liberty, justice, individual and state’s rights, things like freedom of press and assembly, the right to bear arms and to a jury trial, the prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment, substantive and procedural due process, and liberty, among so many other things.
Since those early days, 17 additional amendments have been adopted, making a total of 27. Some of these are more technical, addressing the machinery of democracy and how all the parts function together, while others address specific rights or prohibitions. The 11th Amendment, for example, prohibited individuals from suing states in federal courts; the 16th Amendment removed constraints on the power of Congress to lay and collect income taxes; the 18th Amendment imposed prohibition, and the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th. America would not continence a nation of teetotallers.
So how does this relate to me and the 28th Amendment (Proposed)? We begin with “The Food Mafia.” A central theme to Jon Gordon’s inspired-by true story is the corruption of the American food industry by special interests. That corruption has been made possible by special interests financing the elections of career politicians. If Big Food and Big Sugar had not employed the most powerful team of highly-financed lobbyists imaginable, many of them former Congressmen, 300 million Americans would not be suffering from pre-diabetic, diabetes, and obesity today.
So Jon Gordon said, “enough is enough.” And not only did we write “The Food Mafia” to make this point, Jon founded an IRS 502(c)(4) non-profit called Constitutional Change Now (CCN), whose purpose is to hold the first Constitutional Convention since the nation was founded, and at that Convention, pass the 28th Amendment, which he called upon me to co-write. The 28th Amendment imposes term limits on Congress, and bars Congressmen from serving as lobbyists for eight years after serving the people.
To read more, including the text of the 28th Amendment, join the CCN movement today at ConstitutionalChangeNow.org. All donations to the cause are greatly appreciated.