Novelists have a skill which is in demand: fiction ghostwriting. Many are now turning their writing into a side hustle, or a full-time home business.
Copywriter and author Angela Booth recently interviewed two ghostwriters. She asked them how they got started.
One author wrote and published a book as a hobby. A reader messaged him on social media: would he be interested in ghostwriting a thriller?
He said that initially he refused, then: “I thought about it, and realized that I could do it. Now I’m ghostwriting my third novel, and I have a contract for another.”
The second author, a member of an online self-publishing forum, said that she’d written a couple of novels but hadn’t finished them. “An editor, who was also a member, put me in touch with one of her clients. He wanted to buy the novel, if I agreed to complete it. With the editor’s help, I did.”
That was the beginning of a new career for her.
Many writers can’t imagine releasing all rights in their books. But the demand is there, Angela said. “Writing novels takes time. And because the algorithms in the online books stores reward frequent publishing, authors hire ghostwriters.”
Her ghostwriting program, Story Spinner: Build A Lucrative Fiction Ghostwriting Business In 7 Days, helps new ghostwriters to get started, and build a business.
Contact Angela with questions.
About Angela Booth
Veteran copywriter, ghostwriter, and author Angela Booth offers copywriting and ghostwriting services.
Since she loves sharing her experiences, she’s been helping fellow writers to build their careers with online classes and programs for over two decades. She publishes a blog packed with tips.
For authors who want to become fiction ghostwriters, further information on Story Spinner is available here.