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Self-Help Books: Prescriptive and Aspirational

The biggest market sector in publishing consists of nonfiction self-help books. They exist to serve one function: to help the reader to live a better, happier life. Self-help books are exactly as the name suggests. You read the book and … Continue reading

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Genres of Books

Books can be divided into two broad categories, fiction and nonfiction. Works of fiction are short stories or novels. They tell a story that may be pure fantasy like Harry Potter or incorporate plenty of actual facts like Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, the great … Continue reading

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Citations in Non-Fiction Self-Help Books – Advice from Ghostwriter Thomas Hauck

As a ghostwriter who has authored dozens of self-help books for both self-published authors and major New York publishing houses, one of the biggest questions that I and my clients must consider is how to credit quotes and research by … Continue reading

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Character Development in Thrillers

I ghostwrite a lot of thrillers for my valued clients. (Surprised? Don’t be!) Naturally they often ask questions about the writing process and the relative importance of various elements including character development. Generally in thrillers you don’t spend much time … Continue reading

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Hire a Ghostwriter to Write Your Book – Why It’s a Good Choice!

Let’s say you have an idea for a book. You have something you want to say to people, to either entertain them or inform them. Your idea could take the form of a business book, a self-help book, or even … Continue reading

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Word Count and Page Count – Advice from Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

I often receive inquiries from potential clients asking me to write a nonfiction self-help book for them, and they want to know how much time it will take to complete. My response is always that before we can determine how … Continue reading

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More About Capitalizing Job Titles from Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

I’ve written often about the capitalization of job titles. This is because writers seem to have a wide range of opinions about the subject, and approach the question on an ad hoc basis, without having a clear concept to guide … Continue reading

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About paragraph spacing in novels, narrative non-fiction, and most self-help books

Clients often ask me if they should indicate paragraphs with an extra line inserted between paragraphs. (Like this.) It’s the format used in emails, many blogs including this one, and technical books. Here’s my answer. Regarding paragraph spacing in a work … Continue reading

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When Hiring a Ghostwriter, Experience Counts – Advice from Professional Book Editor Thomas Hauck

Hire an Experienced Ghostwriter Think about it. If you needed an operation, would you prefer a surgeon who was fresh out of medical school with little experience wielding a scalpel, or an experienced doctor who had performed hundreds of operations exactly … Continue reading

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When It’s Time to Hire a Ghostwriter, Hire the Very Best – By Thomas Hauck, Ghostwriter and Book Editor

You Need the Best Ghostwriter You Can Find When it’s time to hire a ghostwriter, it always pays to hire the very best provider. Here’s why. Let’s say you want to write a self-help book. You’re doing this because you want to … Continue reading

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