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Ghostwriting – what’s it all about?

It’s been said that everyone has a novel in them. But how true is that? And if it is true, does everyone have the time / inclination / ability to write a novel? Perhaps not.

I’d love to think I have more than one novel in me. It’s what I would love to do, as a writer. As of yet I’m still waiting for the killer idea to hit me. I mean I have tonnes of little ideas, notes scribbled here and there, notebooks full of character portraits, plot lines and random opening chapter ideas. It will happen. One day.

But it was at a meeting I had last week, a very exciting meeting as it happens, that I was properly (and I mean, as in, it might actually happen) asked to consider ghostwriting a novel!


For those unfamiliar with the term, ghostwriting is the name given to the process by which a writer writes a book on behalf of another person who them puts their name to the book themselves. I’m told it happens a lot and it’s certainly something I’ve been hoping to do for quite a while now.

So imagine my surprise when my new client actually asked me to do it. I’m most excited and will be finding out more about the process and logistics of the project later today. It’s not the sort of project that will happen overnight but both my client and I are looking forward to getting the writing underway as soon as possible so I’ll keep my blog updated as to progress. It will be a steep learning curve for both of us, but one I’m anticipating with much glee.

For now I must scamper off and delve further into the world of ghostwriting in an attempt to pick up some hints and tips before my meeting. Exciting times!

Wish me luck!

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