Apr. 2, 2021
The Early Ghostwriter Catches Success
Kate Early admits that a set of accidental circumstances brought her successfully into the world of ghostwriting. Like many, it wasn’t her start-up career. “I happened to meet [an executive coach] by accident, when her son and my son were in an activity together. At one point she just reached…
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Mar. 15, 2021
Make Your Clients and Yourself Happy
Remember the Five Rules of Ghostwriting When you come on board the Ghostwriting Professional Designation Program (GPDP), you will regularly hear one of Claudia Suzanne’s key selling points: “Our students, on average, start with fees of $35,000 for their first book.” That sure gets a potential ghostwriter’s heart pounding! Making…
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Feb. 18, 2021
Five Templates to Enhance a Book’s Slinky™ Flow
Crafting nonfiction is more than just splattering the words onto the page. A critical key to success is figuring out what format—aka which template—will best fit your book’s message. That’s why one of the early lessons in Wambtac’s Ghostwriter Professional Designation Program (GPDP) is about the five manuscript templates that…
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Feb. 5, 2021
A More Hopeful New Year’s Resolution
As 2021 stares right at us, who isn’t exhausted or burnt out? Thankfully, we’ve started a new year and that’s just what we all need to begin again, better than ever. Remember how you’ve always wondered about ghostwriting? Wambtac’s Intro to Ghostwriting class and thought-provoking Interim Steps will help you…
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Jan. 29, 2021
Interview with a Ghostwriter: Meet Beth Brand
“I have a friend who’s a prison guard [who] has a Master’s Degree in English. And he’s always like, “You can do anything with an English major.”  Beth Brand, another of Wambtac’s certified ghostwriters, has certainly proven him correct for almost thirty years. Based in the area she loves—the Great…
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Dec. 20, 2020
Ghosting Perspectives: Insiders’ POV
Fair’s Fair: Contract details designed for book deal equality At Wambtac, we know that a thrilling milestone in any author’s life is creating a manuscript that’s ready for submission to literary agents or publishing house acquisition editors. Generating that readiness is, of course, any reliable ghostwriter’s goal too. In this…
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Dec. 15, 2020
GHOSTWRITER ACTION STEP #1
Professional ghostwriting is more intricate than merely researching a subject, interviewing an author, and writing a manuscript without taking a byline. This action step is the first in a six-part series that introduces the analytical skills we use to attract premium clients. Action Step: Find and read 2-3 uncomfortable nonfiction…
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Nov. 17, 2020
Six Mistakes That Make Literary Agents Toss A Manuscript
Taking the leap to querying literary agents or publishing house acquisition editors is a milestone in any author’s life. But before hitting the send button, eliminate these common mistakes that could make an agent or editor—who get tons of stuff landing on their desks every day—toss the book instead of…
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Oct. 15, 2020
Ghosting Perspectives: A Roundtable
Ghosting Perspectives: A Roundtable Our first meeting:  Getting Started We love getting insights from those who’ve graduated our GDPD GhostwritingTraining.com program and gone on to successful ghosting careers. We hope you’ll check out the great in-depth profiles already published, but want to offer you insights from several in a series…
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Sep. 15, 2020
COVID Mindset Re-set
It’s been a crazy six months with people all locked away together. No one can blame you if your education, inspiration, or motivation has been on hold. As we wind down into 2020’s last quarter, now’s a good time for a new perspective and gaining momentum to complete an otherwise…
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