Ghostwriting

 

Have you ever wondered how athletes, actors or big name people get their book out? Some do write it but a good portion uses ghostwriters giving the author what they want to see inside the book. So have you ever thought to becoming a ghostwriter or to using one for yourself?

The opportunity has risen for me twice but both never panned out. In a way that is good for I was not sure how I felt about becoming a ghostwriter. The pros: It is a paying gig. You add a new skill to your resume. You might get future work with this. The con: You get no credit for the work. If the book does well you don’t get a bit of the profit since your job ended when the book was finished.

So what would you do? Would you be willing to write what could very well be the next best-selling book but have someone else’s name on it? Or what you get paid would that be enough for a job well done?

It is something I have gone over back and forth when I was asked if I would consider doing this. I’m still not sure One can’t have it both ways. If the chance came around again and it was something that would be followed through I would have to decide yes or no. And if the price was right that could easily tip it over. 🙂

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My latest interview

 

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I was interviewed by the lovely Lorna Suzuki. She is an amazing Indie author who will be getting her self published books made into movies. I mean, HELLO! She has helped me from the get go when I first started this venture and I am eternally grateful. If I had a question or needed helped, she would either answer or direct me to where I needed to go.

She had read the excerpt from “Squirrel Mafia” and it intrigued her enough to ask me about it and to interview me on it. I won’t post the interview here for that takes away from her hard work on her site where it is posted.

But it was fun as heck to do. It is always fun to do interviews, for while some questions will remain the same between interviewers there will always be a few that you have never come across before. This is a great opportunity for me and I thank Lorna dearly for the chance to show the world once more about this novel.

The entire interview can be found here:

http://tinyurl.com/jfj8hzl

Speech: Author platform and social media

imagesThis past Saturday I gave a small speech to one of my writers group. There were three of us sharing information to the members. One discussed the process of being a self published author. The second filled in the gaps we left behind thank goodness. I talked about the traditional side with query letters, the dos and don’t of the process, gave a nice list of links and then moved on to social media via author platform and why it is so important.

This is something I been working on for a few years now, my author’s platform to where now it is almost second nature to me so doing a small gathering on this was easy on my part. They were so interested I been asked, maybe coerce is a better word, to do another one at my convenience which will be next Wednesday. It is nice a/ to be able to talk about something I am very familiar with to where it is little work to where I just need to prepare for a few run through and b​/ helping other people out especially writers who are more green then I am.

There is enough room for all us to have our books up there. We all write in different genres, different age groups and different target audiences and there will never, hopefully, be a shortage of readers. As an avid reader myself it is a great time for the choices keep expanding on what is out there to read.