January 31, 2023

You say you want to “a course in miracles.” Yet, you are not quite sure exactly how to go about doing this. Should you write it yourself, or hire a professional book writer to create one for you? Should you save money by writing out a complete manuscript, and then hire a book editor to whip it into proper shape? Or should you just let a talented friend of yours who edits books for free do it for you?

These are all interesting methods you can use, when you need to “write my book.” But having a friend do it for you, unless they are a professional book editor, may not be the best course of action. You probably won’t sign a contract with your friend, for example, and this could lead to conniptions and quandaries later on, and worries having to do with copyrights assignment. So it would probably be best to find a professional writer, whenever you want to “write my book.”

So, “Write my book” for pay, you will tell a paid professional. But first, you must find one. The Internet is a great place to start, searching under long-tailed keywords such as “hire a book ghostwriter” in order to find a variety of the best ghosts. You can also look in printed writer’s magazines such as Writer’s Digest for lists of freelance writers, ghost writers and editors. After you think you’ve tracked someone down, be sure to research their resume, portfolio, samples, references and recommendations. Make sure you can constantly communicate with your writer; be sure you feel good about this person to whom you are entrusting the important task of helping you “write my book.”

When you begin to “write my book,” you might start with a book outline and a book timeline. The outline will lay out the basic ideas of your book, chapter by chapter if possible. If you can lay out the various chapters in order, you can use the book outline to eventually create a table of contents for your book. Each chapter or section of the book outline should provide all the most basic and important ideas, in two to five sentences per each section. The book timeline isn’t used in the manuscript, but provides a list in chronological order of all the important events in the book and the dates they occurred. You can also provide a character or person sheet outlining the important characteristics of everyone who appears in the book, such as name, hair color, clothes worn, jobs worked, personalities, etc. Other documents for background info may also be requested by your book or ghost writer.

But if you need to save money, you might write out your entire manuscript, presenting it to a professional book editor to go over it, perhaps only for line editing and proofreading, or perhaps when you “write my book” you will need full content and developmental editing. Pricing for line editing for a 200 page manuscript can run as low as only $500, and for full scale developmental editing, where the book editor adds lots of new material and completely reshapes the writing, it can run as high as $10,000 or more, depending on the experience level and pricing of your editor.

Shop around, price your potential book ghost writers and editors. See if you can find someone highly experienced for affordable rates, or even a bestselling book author who is a “name” ghost, if you need the best possible job done. It is usually wise to make the best investment you can, in order to attract literary agents and commercial book publishers to your completed, edited and proofread book manuscript, so try hard not to be skimpy. But make sure your professional writer knows what they are doing and meshes well with your style of writing before you sign a book creation or editing contract with someone, whenever you strive hard to “write my book.”

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