Let me tell you a story …
Simply put, there’s nothing special about me, I am just ‘one of you’. An ordinary guy who yearned to be a writer, better still an author because that means writing books.
I am someone who has loved books for as long as I have been able to read and soon learnt what made a good one and what made a bad one; when I read a bad one I always used to say to myself that I could do a better job!
So some years ago I started to do that and guess what … my writing was worse than in those books that were bad! But I persevered and practiced and learnt from the good books and it got better; a lot better.
However, there was always one problem, my plot and ideas for the story just wouldn’t come together. Then what I realised was that I could very easily rewrite one of those bad books or develop the plot better because that was where my creativity really was at its best; I just wasn’t destined to write my own books from a blank piece of paper.
Now I had two choices; carry on writing for myself or share with others all I had learnt about good writing, in particular those who have the great ideas I could never conjure up. I knew there would be those who struggle with the writing and taking those basic ideas forward and since I have always loved to help other people, the decision was really quite easy.
I put aside the numerous books I had been writing all those years and started doing Freelance work. That was OK for a while and I picked up some small but interesting projects. Then I got the client I was really looking for, he had some truly amazing ideas for his novel, but needed some help with his writing and we started to work together … and I loved it because it was so rewarding and he was really happy because we were turning his writing into a real book.
But this was still his book because it was his initial ideas, my job was to add to those and make further suggestions and encourage and … well my own books were well and truly put away and my life as ghostwriter had begun.
After that, as well as writing, I started to pick up projects that were more about providing an editing service and I got asked for advice about publishing and preparing a submission for a literary agent and options for self-publishing. I then joined a bigger Freelancing company and work really started to take off and Books from Start to Finish was born.
Whenever you contact us for the first time, the message comes directly to me and I will reply personally. Once we agree a project with you I will be directly involved in all the preparation work to ensure it gets off to a perfect start and then after that, I will be checking in regularly to ensure that all is going well with you and your author (it might even be me!) or editor. For any queries or concerns, you’ll already have my email address!
We really look forward to working with you on your book, whether it’s still just a small idea or a book in need of an edit, to us it’s all about a partnership and making new friends; just read our Clients … page and contact us today!
Writing books is so much fun … isn’t it time to start realizing your dream?
Founder, Books from Start to Finish