It’s time – you finally want to take that novel idea you’ve had ruminating in your head and bring it to life. The only trouble is, you don’t have spare time or the ‘know-how’ to write a book, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cross the goal off your bucket list.
Ghostwriting is a solution many people turn to when they want anything written, whether it’s a blog post, magazine article or completed novel. For any writer, the concept behind a novel is personal – you spend time thinking about plot lines and characters, so you need to select a ghostwriter that will work with you to polish and finesse that story. Here are 3 tips for selecting a ghostwriter:
- A ghostwriter isn’t a literary agent. When you select a ghostwriter, you are simply hiring a writer to act as a ‘ghost’ and create your content – it’s up to you to take it from there and submit it to agencies and publishers, unless you use a company that also provides submission services.
- Style and voice should align. Look for a ghostwriter that matches your tone and style – this is your book so you want to make sure it sounds similar to your own ‘voice’, but also be willing to listen to editing advice and suggestions from your ghostwriter.
- Experience. If you are writing a historical romance novel, search for a ghostwriter who specializes in that niche or has experience writing in it.
Don’t put off that novel any longer – use these tips for selecting a ghostwriter to make your goals complete.