It begins with a spark…
You have an idea that deserves a book. It could a memoir, a fictional story that would make a good read, maybe even a movie, a real-life injustice that cries for exposure, or simply a way to establish yourself as an authority in your chosen field of endeavor.
You’re not a professional writer or you’re so busy you need help to write this book.
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… for the full run down see How to Hire a Ghostwriter)
- Memoir Ghostwriting – Share a slice of your life with the world!
- 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)
What is a “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.