Finding the Right Ghostwriter for Your Novel

This page-turning historical fiction was written by Kirk Raeber, Mario Acevedo and Mark Graham Communications.

This page-turning historical fiction was written by Kirk Raeber, Mario Acevedo and Mark Graham Communications.

When you are looking for the absolutely best ghostwriter to help create the novel you have been dreaming about for all these years. Finding exactly the right ghostwriter or professional editor for your novel is like choosing the right tree for exactly the right spot in your yard.  It’s a critical decision.  One thing our years of experience at Mark Graham Communications has shown us is this: Before you truly commit to your book, the more you have finalized the plot of your story, the further down the road you will be; the better developed your cast of characters, the more memorable they will be; the more committed you and your ghostwriter are to the voice, tone, and style you decide on, the more you’ll be able to dive in head first without second guessing yourself.

As a ghostwriter, there are four key elements that we want to consider up front.

  • Creating a storyline that fits your audience.
  • Developing characters that your readers find exciting and worth investing their time in.
  • Making certain a story arc that has exactly the right flow, pacing, and emotional appeal.
  • Writing dialogue that fits your characters and sound authentic.

Don’t be shy in your search for exactly the right ghost writer. Finding the right ghost writer for your novel is not only a good creative decision, it is a good business decision. You want someone on your side who knows the business of writing and publishing as well as someone capable of bringing your story to life exactly as you picture it, or better.

At Mark Graham Communications, we encourage you to talk to the best people in the industry.  You want a ghostwriter who has experience.  You want a ghostwriter who has published his or her own books. You want a ghostwriter who as experienced the ups and downs that all first-time novelists go through so they can advise you accordingly. And lastly, you want a ghostwriter who not only has the skills to create a great thriller, or mystery, romance, or mainstream literary work, but also someone who shares the passion that you have for your story. This is the key to forming a working relationship that is enjoyable, creative, and interactive.