Your Life Story Written For You, The Way You Want It.
Let me professionally ghostwrite your life story or memoir without you having to write a single word yourself.
"Writing is the only thing I do that when doing it, I don't feel I should be doing something else" - Gloria Steinem.
At age 96 I thought my dream of writing my Autobiography was unattainable. I’d left it so late my writing was illegible, my eyesight virtually gone, my hearing poor. Robin Storey proved herself to be a very patient, understanding and diligent Ghost Writer for my project. My Book, The Ambo has now been published and is receiving rave reviews already. This would never have been possible without Robin. I will always be grateful to her for that and I am proud of what we have achieved together.
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An Introduction To Ghostwriting
Some of Robin's Ghostwriting Books
Because of confidentiality clauses, ghostwriters often can't display the books they've written. But sometimes the client includes the writer in the author credit. Also, some books are written for the commercial market and others just for family (which are usually not for sale).
Robin's Fiction Novels
I've also written 7 novels, mainly in the crime and comedy genres.
You can check these out on my Novels Page.
Who Uses Ghostwriters
Your story is unique. Maybe its a full life story, maybe an event has occured in your life that you need to speak about or maybe you want to promote something. In each of these cases, a ghostwriter can make the difference in getting your story heard by those that matter.
Famous sports person? Television personality? Your journey will interest others. Get it written professionally.
Are you a business person who needs a professionally written book to promote you as a thought leader?
People survive the most amazing events in their life. Is there a story you need to tell others?
For The Family
Have you had an exceptional life that you'd like your family to know about? Leave them with a memorable legacy.
For Commercial Markets
Do you want your story to be for more than just the family? Do you think you have a commercially viable story?
For Someone Else
Are you not the person you want the book written about? Maybe it's someone else close to you.
A ghostwriter is a professional writer who is paid to write for another person or company. The ghostwriter will conduct all the research (unless some already exists), conduct interviews, write, edit (although will generally use professional editors and proofreaders) and sometimes help publish the final work, if that's what the client wants. You would need a ghostwriter primarily because you don't have the time or the experience to write a memoir or life story yourself. For a full list of faqs go to https://storey-lines.com/ghostwriter-life-story.
Initially, I had never thought of ghostwriting and was too busy writing my fiction novels. Then one day a story opportunity came up about an ex-Vietnam soldier who had been diagnosed with dementia, and his story was too compelling to pass up. I wrote a mini life story for his family, and by the time I was finished I was hooked. I loved the interviewing, the writing process and all the research needed to complete it. Once upon a time I was a freelance journalist, and my previous experience interviewing and gathering facts has come to the fore. I love ghostwriting so much now that this is my sole occupation.
That's an easier question to answer than you think. A memoir is about a certain period of your life, or a particular episode or experience, whereas a life story is a complete story of your life from start to finish (or to the present day, of course). Memoirs can span the whole of your life if there is a specific theme - eg relationships or travels, so that only the events relating to those themes are included. Memoirs are effective for telling stories that have a strong focus, such as my own story about how I handled my experience of breast cancer. Life stories are for when you want to cast the net wider to capture all the events and stories of your life.
If you want a story that is complete, factual, entertaining and potentially have commercial value (if you are going down the commercial publishing route), you should expect to pay between $25,000 and $50,000, depending on the length of the book. This takes into account research, interviews, transcripts, editing, proofing and myriad other factors that contribute to a life story. A short memoir may be less expensive, around $20,000 to $30,000, depending on the above factors. To learn more about what's required and the costs associated go to my ghostwriter information page.
Why I Do What I Do
I love to help people tell their stories and get them out into the world for others to read. There can never be too many stories! Not only do I get to meet so many fascinating people, but I am able use my creative writing skills to to turn their words into an engaging story. I love the fact that each story presents a new challenge, and being outside my comfort zone is how I learn and grow in my craft.