Your Memoir and Non-Fiction Ghostwriter
Are there stories from your family history that are begging to be told? Do you have a story from your own life that would make a great book? Or perhaps you have an idea for a non-fiction book that would be informative or inspiring.
The problem: You have the story, the idea, or the professional knowledge for the book but you don't have the skills and/or the time.
The solution: Ghostwriters solve this problem for a living! Not everyone has the desire or the time to be a good writer. I on the other hand dedicate a good part of my life to being one.
Let me introduce myself:
I am the one who will listen carefully as you share your story, take notes diligently, research, and with years of experience under her belt create the book you dream of.
Who hires a ghostwriter?
· Older people reflecting on their lives and wanting to preserve their memories and stories
· Business people who lack the time or skills to write their own book
· Anyone who has had an amazing, life-changing, traumatic, or learning experience and wants to have a book written about it.
· Anyone who has a great idea, or even just the beginning of an idea but wants to collaborate or have someone else complete the project
How will we work together?
Every project is unique but here is an idea of how we will proceed:
We get to know each other, in person, on the phone, or by Skype. You will tell me about your project, your vision, ideas, and specifics.
My job is to absorb all of this and in a sense become you, but still remain me. The most important aspect of being a ghostwriter is finding the right voice for the book. Each book will have its own voice, style and pace.
Together we will discuss the storyline, major events, topics and take-away.
What’s the ‘Take-Away’?
This is the unique element that the reader gets from the book. Usually each chapter has a take-away.
It could be something specific like a formula, or a series of tips, or in the case of a memoir, a way that a challenging situation was dealt with, or a realization about life. In other words, a book needs a point, or a reason for being. Your grandmother Eli might have been fascinating to you, or your observations of relationships over 40 might hold some truth, but without something tugging at the emotions of the reader, or some new piece of information being given to them, they likely won't keep reading.
Put aside all the voices that have been holding your back! Be in touch and lets discuss the possibilities. Whatever your story or idea, I can find a way to make it a reality. Use the booking form below to arrange your free 30-minute consultation.
I’ve been a freelance writer and ghostwriter for ten years, as well I am a creative writing teacher and coach for students in Vienna and online.
My projects range from memoirs, to health guides, to the story of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership, to museum work, and PR and communications.
My clients have varied profiles: executive, housewife, beautician, entrepreneur, filmmaker, expats, and students.
I have an incredible knack for getting to the heart/point of a story. Stories, whether long or short require clarity so the reader knows what to expect and what they are coming away with. Books are a competitive business! The first step to making yours shine is to know what it is you want to say – this holds true for any style of book, even memoirs. Just because our memory has a way of rambling doesn’t mean the story needs to.
Structure is the framework that allows the writing to be creative
This depends on the project. Some books can be completed in 3 months while others take close ot a year.
No one likes surprises when it comes to price so these details are sorted out before the project begins. Once a price is agreed upon, I ask for a 20% deposit, and then 3 equal payments at agreed upon intervals.