Welcome to the world of books!
If you’re reading this then you’re considering choosing someone to help you write your book or you want someone to write one for you. Whether it’s a novel or a memoir of something non-fiction, Books from Start to Finish is here to help.
Working as the ghostwriter, in the past I have helped clients bring their life to the pages of a book by writing their memoir and I’ve worked on the darkest of thrillers. I’ve converted the screen play of a movie into a novel and helped with numerous business and non-fiction books.
If you come to me to help you write your book, while variations are, of course, entirely possible, there are four main ways in which my writing service can help you. Whatever the situation, in all three options explained below, I would involve you in the steps to prepare for writing your book.
I write your book for you
Maybe it’s because you don’t have the time or feel you don’t have the necessary skills, but you have an idea for a book and you need someone to write it for you. I will get all the necessary input from you to make sure I understand how you want your book to turn out and we will agree the timescales and so on. Then, as the writing of your book progresses, I will keep you fully involved in the review and ‘sign off’ process for each chapter as it is completed.
Once the writing is finished, we will then determine your plans for taking the things forward and agree any involvement you want me to have in terms of editing service and book publishing.
You prepare notes or a draft or partial manuscript
When you first come to me, you may well have already made a start on your book. It might be a lot of notes for a memoir or a non-fiction book, or the start of a novel where perhaps you got stuck or became too busy to write. Whatever the situation, we’ll agree everything to where we have an outline from which I can complete the writing of your book. I will then involve you as much as you want in terms for the review of what’s been written and agree with you what you want your next steps to be.
Completed manuscript in need of TLC!
It might even be that the book you bring to me could, to some extent, be regarded as complete but you feel it still needs quite a lot of further work. In this case, what we need to consider is the dividing line between your need for a writer or an editor. What will determine the difference is whether you want to make the final changes yourself, under guidance from me, or whether you want me to make them for you. This is, of course, going to impact how much things will cost to finish or polish / rewrite the book and how much you want my input with the creative writing. The answer about which way to go can only really be determined by discussion about any individual manuscript I receive.
You write – I guide
Here I am talking about a coaching aspect to my writing services. We would agree all the finer details of your book up to the point where you have a solid outline and then you would take on the writing yourself under guidance from me. For this to work effectively, you would need to have a certain level of experience or skill already, which I could help you fine tune as your book progresses.
Something very important
However your book is written, it’s your book. Unless you specifically offer me the opportunity, the only name on the front of the book will be yours; that’s what being a ghostwriter is all about. The idea for the book was yours and not mine and I always recognize that fact. When I start working with you I will sign a non-disclosure agreement that will legally protect your sole rights to the book; even if it makes you millions I am not going to come knocking on your door! So whatever your situation, I hope you can see how my writing services can help your book come to life.
So have I got you interested? Can you see your book finally happening? Well it can, so contact me today!