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Have you run into a dead end with what is becoming an endless re-write? Are you back from a conference or writer’s group with the impulse to re-write but don’t know where to start? Have an idea that requires a professional ghostwriter’s touch?

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Over the last ten years I have worked on fiction and memoir manuscripts for successful authors in traditional and self-publishing markets. One thing holds true for every one.

There comes a critical juncture when an outside set of eyes is absolutely necessary to take that leap from first to final draft. Can you afford to wait?

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There are a lot of writers out there. The competition for agents and publisher attention is fierce. Self-publishing success is a matter of working off in-depth, professional notes.

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  • “Erick Mertz worked as a consultant on Tear Drops In The Wind my debut self published novel. Not only was he helpful with increasing the quality of my fiction, he was instrumental in teaching me how to get my book published. Erick Mertz brought a great deal of value to my fiction project and I would recommend him to anyone ready to start self-publishing.” — Lady Robin Thompson, author of Teardrops In The Wind

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In This Week’s Ask A Ghostwriter Column, I Cover The Art Of Eavesdropping. Recently, I was editing a client’s fiction manuscript when I encountered a scene that centered around eavesdropping. The scenario was familiar. A bedraggled young woman caught between two potential suitors. She is standing on the threshold of

Ask A Ghostwriter – How Much Is Enough?

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How To Self-Publish On A Budget

Self-publishing your book will cost some money. If you take a closer look at the whole process though, you will see that getting a high quality, professional looking book in front of your customers is not prohibitively expensive. In fact, if you consider the increasing costs of marketing anything these days,

Eight Questions To Ask Your Prospective Ghostwriter

You’ve done the hard part already. You have a story to tell made the decision that it’s time to write it. You’ve reached out. You’ve asked Google, How Do I Hire A Ghostwriter. You’ve made it this far, what do you do next? Hiring the right ghostwriter for your writing

Five Things To Know When Hiring A Ghostwriter

Before taking a new ghostwriting job, I usually prefer to interview with my client. One reason I like to do this is it’s good to be aware of any expectations going in, in depth. Another reason is I like to be extremely clear about how I operate. Most important of

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