Disclaimer: This is not a fluffy, writing-makes-me-all-poetic-and-goey-inside kind of post. It’s a ‘truth post’. So if you’re a ‘sensitive’ sort, or the type of person that’s likely to get offended about a post written by an ‘upstart writer who thinks too highly of herself’, best walk away now.
I wrote short stories as a child and spent much of my university days firing off proposals to publishers. I came close to getting a book deal a few times, but never quite managed it.
I think I’ve suffered from writer’s block once in my life. I was working on my first book and got to a stage where, it seemed, the creative river got blocked and essentially, refused to unblock itself.
I earned four figures for my first ghostwriting gig, and by the time I got to the third, I was well into comfortable five figures. If you’ve ever wondered how to become a ghostwriter, this epic post is for you. Plus, you hear from ghostwriters and the people who commission them on what they look out for in a ghostwriter.
If you’ve always wanted to write and were too afraid to try, because you think your ideas are not good enough for a book, my response is this: you will never know if you don’t try, will you? Plus, some authors share the inspiration behind their books.