You can make a living doing what you love - writing!
Many people today want to make their ideas, methods, stories, and tips into books, e-books, articles, or blogs. And they may have great ideas and stories which deserve to be told, and told well. But not all of them have enough time or skill to write. The need for good writers has never been greater.
If you are a writer seeking to learn how to write for others, as others, the program Living as a Ghost will help you get started and succeed as a ghostwriter. There are many unknowns surrounding ghostwriting. How do you market yourself? How much should you charge? What about copyright? How does ghostwriting work? And most important — would you enjoy being a ghostwriter?
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I have been a ghostwriter for more than ten years, and have ghostwritten more than thirty non-fiction books and memoirs. I make my living exclusively as a writer, which is not something every writer can say.
I’ve developed Living as a Ghost so that you too can learn how to help people tell their stories and share their ideas, plus support yourself by doing what you love and are good at writing.
I have a selfish reason too -- I'd love to have a referral source for other ghostwriters who I can wholeheartedly recommend. There are a lot of stories out there, and I sure can't write them all. People who successfully complete this program automatically get added to my Ghostwriter Referral List.
Testimonial from a Ghostwriter
"I’ve seen a lot of programs out there advertising how easy it is to make big bucks as a ghostwriter. Well, guess what: I am a published writer and I’ve “ghosted” a number of successful books, some for prominent people and – it is not easy!
If you are serious about wanting to learn how to do it, I can wholeheartedly recommend a teaching program that is very readable, down-to-earth practical, and extremely helpful in how to avoid the perils and pitfalls in doing this kind of work. Living as a Ghost is created by Kim Pearson, a proven professional who knows the business inside out and will tell you honestly.
Pearson’s program, Living as a Ghost, goes into great detail on how to get the work, how to do the work, and how to manage the business of the work. Less costly than many of the others, and less than taking a lengthy course at college, this the only program I’ve seen that provides opportunities to practice what she preaches and get personal, professional feedback from the author herself.
Pearson is realistic. If you approach it realistically, ghostwriting can be a fun and lucrative way to earn a living"
Barbara Carole is the author of TWELVE STONES: Notes on a Miraculous Journey (Regal Books 2009), as well as dozens of published and ghostwritten articles and books. She was also a writer and researcher for undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau, working in Los Angeles, CA and Monaco, France.
A Fulbright scholar and Assistant Editor at the Paris Review in Paris, Barbara also taught French literature at UCLA. Subsequently, she worked for 20+ years as a corporate marketing executive in multinational companies before leaving the business world to concentrate on her career as a writer and ghostwriter.
Living as a Ghost is a four step program with lots of extras. Here’s what you’ll get:
STEP 1 - Getting the Work. Download, read, and study this comprehensive e-book, which includes an in-depth discussion of the business of ghostwriting. Topics covered include: how to get started as a ghost; marketing your services; identifying your niche; what to charge; getting and using referrals; teaching and speaking; your competition; how to quote; ghostwriting agreements, and a lot more.
STEP 2 - Doing the Work. Download, read, and study this second comprehensive e-book, which includes in-depth discussions covering topics such as: the differences between ghostwriting and writing for oneself; gathering info; research; interviewing techniques; client communication; managing your own ego; common challenges faced by ghostwriters — and how to survive them; how to write for someone else; and much more.
STEP 3 - Practicing the Work. Get some actual practice being a ghostwriter! Write essays based on three downloadable audios and their verbatim transcripts, of interviews with me and 3 interesting people about subjects dear to their hearts. You can write one, two, or three essays, then submit them for written detailed critiques. Did you “get the voice?” What other ways are there to structure and organize the essay? What questions would you ask next? What questions do you wish I’d asked? Does your essay tell a story with a beginning, middle, and end? And perhaps, what do the interviewees think of your essay? This critique will help you hone your ghostwriting skills.
STEP 4 - Discussing the Work.In addition to the written critique on your ghostwritten essays, you’ll receive a one-on-one 90-minute coaching session via telephone. We’ll discuss any ghostwriting concerns or questions you may still have on the “business side” of ghostwriting. Or we can discuss ghostwriting assignments you may be quoting on, or those you have already obtained. I may offer suggestions for interview techniques or questions you might try, or suggestions on structure and organization that may fit your topic. If you want further clarification or additional examples on the subjects covered in the e-books, we can talk about that. Or I can just offer some extra encouragement.
PLUS participate anytime in an online forum with me or other new ghostwriters in this program. Ask further questions, discuss challenges, share your successes – and receive further feedback, answers, or advice. This ongoing feedback means you won’t be alone out there in the ether!
Here's a brief excerpt from one of my teleclasses, talking to non-writers about why they should become an author. Before they hire a ghostwriter, they must want to write a book!
Samples of forms to use in your ghostwriting business, such as quotations and agreements covering copyright, confidentiality, etc.
Ten (yes 10) extra e-books on subjects important to ghostwriters, such as: Wowing Your Readers; Who Hires Ghostwriters and How to Sell to Them; Historical timelines and suggested interview questions covering 60 years and 8 broad topics — very useful in ghostwriting memoirs.
Links to other book professionals who can help you and your clients. No one does anything alone! These are people who I have worked with and personally vouch for as experienced, insightful, highly competent and honorable. I trust my clients to these folks.
It took me ten years to learn this information the hard way. Here’s a chance for you to mine my knowledge the easy way – for only $349.00.
Unsure whether this program is right for you? I am glad to answer any further questions you have - please email me at email@example.com, or call 425-865-0409
In brief, here is what you'll receive
Comprehensive, in-depth information about the ghostwriting business and the ghostwriting life, that will save you time, energy, and money.
Valuable tips on how to turn your writing skills into a way to both make money and help others.
Actual ghostwriting practice - including professional feedback.
An ongoing resource for answering questions and discussing the challenges and opportunities that may come your way as you pursue your ghostwriting career.
A Certificate of course completion.
Finally, this course is a lot of fun!
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After your payment has been processed, you will be returned to a "Thank You" page with the ability to login and get started immediately with Living As a Ghost where you will have access to all features and benefits of this exciting program. Your membership information will also be emailed to you.