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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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“A Town Called Malice” by Adam Abramowitz

In his new novel A Town Called Malice, Adam Abramowitz continues the exploits of Zesty Meyers, the 1980s Boston bike courier. When a rock and roll legend suspected of murdering his girlfriend reappears after thirty years on the run, Zesty … 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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The Secret of Success of Genre Novels

My fiction clients often ask me if I think their novel could be a success, or even a best seller. My answer is that once you reach a certain minimum level of professionalism in your writing – which takes some … Continue reading

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The Epistolary Novel Explained – By Thomas Hauck, Author

My first Kevin Lone novel, “Avita Doesn’t Love You,” features covert agent Kevin Lone battling a North Korean spy ring that is using a religious cult as a front. This novel, like the others in the Kevin Lone series, is … Continue reading

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“On the Wild Coast” by Patrick J. Lee, novel edited by Thomas Hauck

Congratulations to author Patrick J. Lee on the publication of his new novel, “On the Wild Coast.” Set in the fictional town of Port Victoria, South Africa, it’s a steamy, sultry thriller that unfolds slowly and keeps drawing you closer. … Continue reading

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“Return to Restoria” by Sean Samu, middle-grade novel edited by Thomas Hauck

Congratulations to my valued Elance client Sean Samu, who at the age of thirteen has just published his first adventure novel, “Return to Restoria: Book One of the Crystal Chronicles.” In this exciting and fast-paced middle-grade novel, the five Team … Continue reading

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Be an Active and Engaged Book Ghostwriting Client! – Advice from Ghostwriter Thomas Hauck

Recently, a gentleman contacted me about his novel. He wanted to know about the differences between editing and ghostwriting, and how much it might cost to finish his 80,000-word novel. He had hired a ghostwriter to write the book for … Continue reading

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“Float” by JoeAnn Hart – Review by Thomas Hauck

Over the past two centuries the rough-hewn harbor city of Gloucester, Massachusetts has been home to an extraordinary number of creative artists and writers. This tradition continues today, and there is no better ambassador from Cape Ann to the literary … Continue reading

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“While Japan Burns” by Jack Turner, edited by Thomas Hauck

Now available on Kindle, “While Japan Burns” is the fast-paced story of a merger deal between a US software giant and its Japanese counterpart. I had the pleasure to edit this exciting novel for author Jack Turner, a New Zealander … Continue reading

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