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
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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Aug. 15, 2020
Battling the Depression Demon, And Winning
Any time one’s out of work, sadness—even depression—can set in. And since COVID? The Pew Research Center did a survey in mid-March, when we were still early in the pandemic and hadn’t yet suffered its many economic or emotional hits. Pew found that nearly one-third of those suffering from psychological…
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Jul. 17, 2020
Gain Ghostwriting Recognition via a Cost-Effective Media Outlet
Say “marketing” to many small business owner and they’ll say, “I don’t have an advertising budget.” But every business should have a marketing budget. More importantly, they should understand that marketing and advertising are not synonyms; ads are just one form of marketing. One truly cost-effective outlet for marketing your…
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Jul. 3, 2020
An Eye That Landed on the Ghostwriting Prize
“I was originally a business copywriter,” says Derek Lewis, Certified Ghostwriter, “and I came across an online ad for somebody who wanted a business book written. And I said, ‘Oh, well, that can’t be that much harder.’ Poor naïve little me.”  We’re not in Kansas anymore Ghostwriting and regular journalism,…
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Jun. 9, 2020
Not Your Father’s Ghostwriting
A lot of people still think “Ghostwriting is when someone writes a book for the author.” That’s a rather misleading and old-school definition. When the print world imploded in 2009, ghostwriting was compelled to expand its parameters to help fill in the gap left in traditional publishing houses. Ergo, while there are…
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