Digital marketing for authors

Why do celebrities want to be authors


Why do celebrities want to be authors? This question gets hold of my mind as my eyes roam around the library. Mostly all famous personalities have a book in their name.

It can be the most fascinating way or idea to meet the members of their fan club or to reproduce their life before the world as a work of an art.

No matter what they have in mind but book signing is something which has an immense pleasure that is definitely very fascinating business of one’s life. It adds more visibility to them and makes them last in people’s memories for longer.

Still reading serves a bigger and wider image of life and the iconic celebritkes are behind the bigger names. Publishers are the businessmen and they are offering them the big bundles of notes for their books.  This fat income further sweetens the deals.

Writing gives them time and space to reinvent themselves and push them as a role model before millions of readers. Here they get time to say whatever they wanted to say and bring seriousness into the comedy of their life where hope and despair seem to be always at the tug of war.

The big theme of human pain and pursuit of achieving dream was lurking in turmoil and future seemed unpredictable, only a small hope within to achieve the dream was playing a big role and driving one to move towards the goal.

This book is nothing but a voice of those eras of struggle and the most substantial and palpable object to carry the weight of life and its hardship which will be faced by everyone who wants to turn their dream into a reality.

Words capture the life experience and produce an energy to motivate others and help in influencing others life too so the world always have real heroes in life.

Definitely the responsibility of a ghost writer is very high and writing each word is a challenge but the well-informed brain of a writer always finds the right path to accomplish the work in the best possible way.

A ghost writer certainly has to bear the entire struggle in his mind and word it exactly as he feels and then in his solitary time dedicate himself to polish the work in the most fashionable way to produce the best work. In fact he has to live the life of its original author.

His creativity and passion of writing brings the celebrity onto the pages and a reader can feel his impulse within him or her. This job is not easy and that is why it is said that writing is not easy. It tills the readers’ heart and that is the success of the book and the sole purpose of writing.

Great book makes a celebrity to be closer to their fans and adds new fan followings and makes people to believe that hard work makes dreams to shine in real. It makes a celebrity to be immortal and that motivates a celebrity to be an author.

Ghost writing is a big project


Establishing yourself as a writer is not a one day affair. It is seriously life consuming effort with no guarantee of a good return in the form of a big or renowned writer with money not being an issue for you. For most of us it is only a day dream to be such a big author.

Becoming a ghost writer is comparatively better option when you have skillset and desire to earn big money even in advance so that your whole focus could be on writing only.

There is no doubt that people must know you, your writing capacity and your professional approach towards writing so that they like you to work for them. It definitely takes a lot of time, contacts, personal branding, social advertisement and good luck’s favor.

Indeed every writer has a dream to be a successful writer but as they say – Rome was not built in a day. It certainly requires a lot of time. Writing is like a business that first needs a lot of investment which is not everyone’s cup of tea.

Before becoming a full time writer one has to be in touch with his or her day job so to meet the end. Then gradually when you make a good flow of income by writing for others (mostly) then you can think to leave your day job and work from home as a freelancer.

When you think about being a writer the worst thing that comes in mind is that you need to work the whole day in your office which takes care of your monthly bills but the market is always demanding good contents by ghosts so when you come home you need to sit and work again.

Ghost writing is not new. It is very old and mostly done in regards of someone like editor of any magazine. In fact in colleges and universities P. hd degree works (thesis) were also written by ghosts and on thesis cover research – scholar’s name appears on the jacket but only a nominal or no payments were paid against it. It is good that things are now in the open and parties have written legal agreement.

Situation has certainly changed. Earlier these things were done secretly but now it is done with legal agreement. Now College syllabus books, blogs, science journal magazines or any magazine, novels, short stories and book reviews and criticism are all written with the help of ghost writers.

Nowadays writing is a very big business opportunity and has a big demand in the market. Ghost writers are mostly seasoned writers in their respective fields and earning very well.

Money is certainly a good motivating factor to start your carrier as a ghost writer and the people who will hire you are mostly rich men who are looking for a wordsmith who can quickly produce a manuscript and write all that he or she wants or expects.

Once you have written your own book or novel certainly you have learnt the art of writing till the finishing line so you are familiar with the craft and the whole length of process of writing, editing, proof reading etc. You also know as what your editor expects in your manuscripts and what a line and copy editor can do and what a developmental editor can do as it is all about the big money game but in all this you are to take your cut and shut your mouth.

In other words, it is a factory that produces manuscript which the owner wants. As there is old saying: Pay the Piper and sing his tune.

The owner, whom you here in this context call author, whose name will go on the jacket of the book, is demanding a manuscript and you are like any other staff working for him. Once the book is ready, you get your cut and you are working on another manuscript for a new client.

So to begin with your ghost writing project all you need is a client who trusts in your abilities and creativity. Once the deal is signed, the best fun is not just the advance money in your account but the most reliable source for the book is your client himself or herself standing before you to give you the major information regarding the book and you need to write it in the most polished and most creative manner in the voice of the author so writing as a ghost writer certainly takes less time than your own project.

Your own writing project is a slow development project but your ghost one is the fastest work as you are in the shoes and life of someone else. You have a story, shape of the character and most of the time structure of the book so all you need is to adopt their voice and maintain the pace to meet the deadline.

But if you are thinking by any dint of thought that ghostwriting is for the beginners then you are totally wrong. It is for seasoned writers who have solid writing craft skills and understand the seriousness of the work as your client is waiting for your manuscript to come before his eyes and he is not going to buy any of your excuses.

After all it is a business where time is money and so you have to work with your survival instincts. Ghost writing is a big project and the work can very easily go out of control but you have to manage all and you have to learn when to work and when to feel relaxed. And above all you need to abandon your identity. You are just a medium channelizing the clients’ idea into his manuscript and trust me your effort is well paid.

Ghost writing is a fun job


Big name equals to big money and every publisher knows this well so does the ghost writer. Big named people don’t have time to write word after word till the book is not completed. They always need ghost to write and you need to be always ready to catch the opportunity.

Indeed it is not so easy to find a big name as they follow many middlemen who arrange one ghost for them, sometimes directly publisher hire a ghostwriter but you never know when your lady luck will smile at you.

But you need to act as a professional and work as a professional. Writing a book is never an easy job so you must have a good exposure to this industry and it is also good if you have already written some books.

In fact, ghosting is a business to write what your client can think of but fails to give words to. It is really a nice job when you are putting words of your client on a piece of a paper. You are walking in the shoes of your client and see how his or her impulses direct you with words.

It is a simple play of catching impulse, personality and the right vibration to select the right words and seeing whether these could lead you towards the final goal of your client’s inner world.

It is a fact that sometimes your client has no clue how to write a book but have an urge to see the book as fast as possible so you are in the shoes of highly paid project manger’s role –  to take everything from your client’s side and start working (Of course, after signing the contract).

You are to decide what should go first and in which chapter and how the structure of the book will look like and what best can be done in order to make the book more readable but apart for this there are some very important facts which should be cleared while ghosting your client, such as:

  • When you and your client are going to sit together because without that this project is next to impossible.
  • You need to know what help he expects from you and what you can offer, things must be clear on both sides.
  • Where is your client seeing this book?
  • Is your client providing all the outlines or do you need to find everything out on your own?
  • Is your client the only source for the book or are there others included or will you have to do all the research?
  • How easily is your client available for you?
  • How fast can your client give you back the chapters to rewrite.

Once you have these things cleared then certainly everything is set for you to go. Ghosting a book has definitely a long way to go but with each step you are learning. You are growing too and certainly you are running at a high speed to earn more from your future client.

Certainly it is a good motivation that helps you to lay out, work and finish the book on the due date.

There is a big competition in the market and people are always in a queue to get their chance to eat their pie but one thing is for sure that you have to prove that you own the money and you are the best one to do this.

Indeed people ask you to write a book in a few thousands and lakh but never accept such proposal as they are joking and not serious only because they don’t have any idea what the hell book writing means.

Of course every book is worth different amount in the market. Some are written with serious notes, plunging deep into the mind of your client or character of the book and some are just running at the surface of the characters of the book but in both cases book is a book that needs to hold the readers and so it has to be written with creativity and talent.

It is very important that you are happy with your payment else the book will go to see the hard days and soon you will too. Better negotiate correctly.  When the payment negotiation is done correctly, ghostwriting is an incredibly rewarding and truly fun job.

Ghost writing makes you a good writer


When your pocket is empty and you are asked to write a book which you know is going to eat all of your savings and there is no guarantee that you will be in touch with your money after all things also depend on marketing, sales promotion, reviews and many other aspects then certainly finishing your first draft takes time and moving it to final stage makes you feel consumed.

If such situation is ahead of you then you are in sure way to a ghost writing job as it has an ample amount of benefits and keeps you motivated and excited and you will never feel to leave any of the opportunities of writing.

The world is full of opportunities for those who are ready to give their best effort and ghost writing is about your best effort and best earning; after all money certainly motivate you to work harder and meet your deadline.

If I talk about my experience, certainly the money motivated me the most as my life was just banging to find a good sum of money right at that moment. I was ready to work for anyone, writing anything including biography or anything someone needed.

Before that I had 3 books on my bucket to show my abilities and a proven record of magazine publishing – indeed some were under my name and some under others. And the best point is that some of the articles got published in some of the best newspapers like TOI – Time of India, The Asian Age, The Patriot etc.

Indeed I had my articles published in some small fashion and best dine magazines. I had written some websites for fashion designers, health and diet, jewelers and others and all those things certainly helped me to brush my luck in this new endeavor.

Certainly, working here and there requires a lot of contacts and goodwill and it helps in gaining confidence of your client.

Once you get a client your motivation is all time high because of:

  • Advance payment: Yes, once deal is signed you are at least paid 50% in advance which is enough to meet the deadline as another check is waiting for you.
  • More books from the same client: once you give your client one book on time no wonder you will have another book advance from the same client and if you client is simple and good he can help you to find another client too.
  • With every book you are learning: Yes, when you are in your research mode for the book certainly you will come across many related subjects which will not only catch your interest but can give you a clue for the next book proposal so your eyes are open for the next opportunity.
  • No marketing effort: Indeed marketing is always there in the game plan of writing but as a ghost writer you don’t need to work harder for the book to reach to its sincere readers.
  • No emotional association: Once the manuscript is ready and handed to the client now it is not your baby so you don’t need to worry. Of course it doesn’t mean you can write inferior quality – after all each books sales helps you to grow further financially. And the best part is you feel disassociated from all the characters so you can judge the book like a sincere reader too.
  • It adds to your experience and makes you a better writer: As you are working harder to meet your deadline so you are in constant habit of writing and that is very important for a writer to grow. You are working for several domains and industries so you are collecting a lot of information from everywhere and it widens your learning curve.

Once you finalize any book soon you will feel intoxicated and you can’t live without another project. You will do all to get another and like that your experience will get richer and at the same time your bank account as well.

The wonderful world of ghost writing


This world is a big business house where things are converting into brands. Brand actually assures that your money is going in a right way so people are not hesitant before spending. In other words, only brand matters.

People wear brand clothes, eat at brands restaurants and prefer to read brand named authors.

In the writing industry there has come a point of great change as by now even bigger names are using ghost writers and their books are running the market. Quite interesting, isn’t it?

People hardly care or are hardly aware that things do exist but they go behind the books and it doesn’t matter who is actually working or writing the book. Readers just see the book jacket and they are assured that the book is worth spending money on.

Readers are readers who are heavily in need of good books no matter what the behind the curtain story is. This mind set certainly has given a boom to this ghost writing industry and now more often than not people and celebrities from all walks of life are hiring writers and getting their books on the shelves.

It is actually good for the rich celebrated people as they can have time to enjoy their life without hampering their work.

Celebrities whom readers want to read are not necessarily only authors they can be from any industry like film stars, models, politicians etc. And it is not necessary that they are well versed in writing too or it is also possible that they can be too busy to pay attention to writing so in both conditions ghost writers gain the job.

In recent years as things have come up that some celebrated writer hired someone to write for him or her books. It was an agreement between the actual writer and person whose name will go on the jacket of the book that the actual writer will get paid but remain a ghost.

This business deal is now going high like anything. Each yeas many celebrities around the world are coming with their books and the inside story is the same – that the book is written by a ghost writer.

This industry will go on growing till readers are ready to read and publishers are ready to advance huge amount of money to the celebrities.

Ghost writing is also the future for the upcoming writers who have talent but no means to create their own market – then the best-selling authors or celebrities are the best ones to hire the writers to write for them at the best price.

Writing is a big challenge but it has huge opportunities.

As a small, unknown writer you need to burn your mid night oil for a long to be a brand and invest a lot of money in writing, editing and other necessary things but ghost writing is comparatively truly easy to earn big from.

A beautiful line was once well said by Tom Clancy: The public would soon cease to give a damn about who actually wrote what they were reading.

Indeed, people read the name on the book jacket first. If the name is popular best seller then it will run out of the selves in no time else books will be frozen to death in go-downs and hardly get the sun light of the day so ghost writing is the future and the win- win situation for both.

Here, they are several celebrities and influencing names around us and everyone is coming with their books and world is curious to know and read about them.

The role and the involvement of the book jacket writer is to give you “plot”, “establishing plot”, “giving guidance” and “pass character sketches” and then all is yours.

But your problem doubles when the celebrity whose book you are writing is not from the writing background then you have to do all for him or her. Indeed, it is like spoon feeding a baby but all your efforts are well taken care of financially.

Apart for that good point for ghost writer is that if the celebrity already has a publisher then chances are that ghost writer will have a small cut in the royalty too and that could mean millions.

Indeed it all costs. It cost you no visibility, you just stand in a shadow, never be interviewed by any TV or magazine or signing autographs at guest appearances.

Ghost writing is an opportunity


When I read comments where people feel shocked, cheated as news tells that a famous book is originally written by a ghost writer and not by the person whose name is on the cover page.

Truth is that nobody wants to read a new writer no matter how good and talented one is. Name is what runs in the market. If you are a famous personality, certainly a publisher will show interest so will the readers.

If a writer is talented but he is not in a favorable situation then he has a good option to work for someone and get paid in advance. In today’s market it is really hard to make a market of readers for a new author. There are several books in market waiting for the readers.

Rich and famous people have advantage to hire a talented writer and ask him or her to give words to their ideas. A talented writer gets a good payment which allows him to foot the bills and have a good life.

On the other hand, a famous person solely focuses on the marketing and promotion of the book. It is his responsibility to find a good agent and from there the publishing process becomes easier.

Writing a good book really needs talent, skill and hand on practice. It takes a lot of years of your life and after a certain age it is a must to earn well as several aspects of your life depend solely on it.

Having talent means nothing. You need time to polish your skill and develop it to an extent that people gives you a complete book to write. It really takes a lot of time. Then a time comes when anyone needs a writer and then an agreement between you and him starts. You write for him as a ghost writer. World will know that he wrote the book and not you but you get the money in hand – a readymade option.

No matter what and how others think and connect it with ethic and ought to but the fact is that you have talent and you need money. There is nothing wrong with coming into an agreement as a ghost writer provided payment is handsome.

Once the contract paper is signed then your heart and soul are set to finish the book as soon as possible with the best quality. Your next contract and payment will solely depend on the response of the readers and sales figures.

As a ghost writer, you are doing a business and you need to think as a business mind too. The sooner you finish the better you can invest your time in another project.

Nowadays everyone knows that the rich and famous people don’t have time to write but have experiences to share which a reader would like to know which is a good reason of books sale.

If you are getting the opportunity and your situation allows then I think there is nothing wrong in signing the contract. Now people know celebrities like NAOMI CAMPBELL, BEYONCÉ, JANE GOODALL, and JAMES PATTERSON and many more are using ghost writers and several amongst them have also acknowledged this.

This is still a common belief that famous writers do not hire ghost writers but such believes are also gradually disappearing from the market. James Patterson and Guy Kawasaki and many such bestsellers at some point of time said that yes, they have used ghost writers.

And good thing is that ghost writers are not ghosts anymore. Their names are also coming into the market and people now know them too. So there is always a good chance that you can have your name in your books and readers love to read your books with your name under the tittle.

Ghost writing is all about relationship


It is an open secret that the businessmen hire different skilled people for their different types of work which helps the smooth operation of their business. In similar fashion in today’s digital world they hire writers, some on salary and some as freelancers.

It is a writer’s responsibility to understand the client’s requirement, his mood, preferences and expectation level. As a freelancer I have some clients and I understand them and know their voices so accordingly I write and I never have gotten any complain.

People hire me or writers for their blogging. As a freelancer writer it is very interesting that you are writing for many domains as presently I am writing for a Jeweler, Dietitian, Motivator and Restaurant owner. All are from different domain and I handled everything from their magazine articles, website contents, any personal contents to their blog posts.

It is really good that they now have realized the importance of writers; web presence and their unique voice that makes them stand apart from their competitors. Blog is the best way to drive the traffic to their website.

It is very wonderful time when you can earn your fortune by writing. Gone are the days when writers were poor and writing in penury and so it was considered only as a hobby. Now it is a business. You are paying income tax.

To run your show it is very important that you have a good idea about the market as at what price most of the writers are working. Believe me or not, but this market is very tough. Companies are not ready to spend on you and your competitors are always ready to get an opportunity so they are ready to reduce their prices. It is the point where the lowest bidder gets the deal but not always.

I have my fixed price, no bargain and it is my thumb rule. Neither I lie nor do I compromise in terms of quality.  I give you what I write. Indeed my words are going in your name so I can write in low price in less time but it is my rule and I never succumb before it. Reading this I had a word with Mr. Rajiv Seharawat as I lost some business in which domain I was interested to work. I like his suggestion – “Never go behind money let it come to you.”

In fact, at a point of time he had told me, (at that time I had not started full lazed writer.)

“Your writing is your sword and it can safe you in every good and bad hour. Trust yourself and write. If you trust in yourself others will also trust you.”  Rajiv Seharawat

Writing is all about your trust in yourself and in your intuition which you can call an idea how to write. I take time before I start to write. I read first and wait for the intuition to support me to write then writing is a fun. I am writing in a flow. I don’t think for anything except my subject and how my client would like it to be written then I leave all on my intuition. It gives me the whole article.

I never miss my deadline. In this business it is very important to be always available and ready to finish your work on time. If you miss the deadline you are bound to miss your business. Be on time. Keep on reading something new. If possible update your client, help yourself to plan and execute the idea on time. It is not possible until you are totally focused on your job.

The most important part of your ghost writing is that your client is getting more credit. I still remember it was my 3rd article for my client and she called me at night from outstation that today many people congratulated her and they loved her article. She is very happy and it is all because of me. Her words were a pure magic for me. It made me more focused on my works. It really helps. It really helps in going the extra mile and with each passing day your pockets get fuller, your earning goes up along with your confidence.

Ghost writing is one of the best ways to earn the best. Indeed, some clients strictly want that you will not tell the world that you write for them. Some like to you to sign a non-disclosure agreement but in this matter I am lucky. None of my clients has any issue if I tell anyone and I get new clients and that is why I say that ghost writing is all about relationship. Be professional, act wise, be on time and your pocket will always smile.

Ghost writing as a new way of business


Everyone is not a good writer but they can have good knowledge and expertise in some areas and these people want someone who can word their ideas or experience in their own words. They are ready to pay well to any good writer. In other words they are looking for a ghost writer.

This is now a very lucrative and very popular thing. In small scale, businessmen are hiring people for writing and maintaining their blogs and articles. Local magazines are willingly asking you to write content in the name of other people.

This is a market. If you have a skill and you need money then companies are ready to hire you as a content writer. In fact these days there are agencies that are hiring young writers and selling their write ups to different media houses.

India has become a big market for ghost writing business. People from Australia, Europe, and America – from all continents are approaching Indians for their ghost writing work. In cities like Calcutta, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai you can easily find some companies who are taking assignments from their foreign clients and running their business. They are also writing books for their clients.

Ghost writing business is also like any other business. Here you need some investment, time, skill set and then good clients. It is very simple. You can do this on your own as a freelancer or can work in such companies. They pay you good salary. They have their writers, proof readers, editors and so on. If you are doing on your own then you have to manage all by yourself.

At the beginning your client will certainly need to know you and your abilities as what you can do for them. But once you have something to show then getting business is easier. Certainly here you have a proper written agreement with your client.

I started writing as a magazine contributor and then as a ghost writer for magazines. That has helped me to come in contact with several people who were from different backgrounds like Yoga, Health care, Diet, Hair and Makeup, Fashion Designers, Models, Jewelers, Restaurant owners, Food and Wine and Media personals and also including some Motivational and Public Speakers. Soon we knew each other and my writing business started to grow. I got works to write for them. It was certainly good as a starting level.

My business suddenly reached a new level as I got a chance to write books as a ghost writer. It is all about your relationship and their confidence in you. As I have written some books for myself so it worked well for me in getting their confidence.

It all started when a man had been watching my work for a long time and one day he asked me to write for him and manage his blog. After writing for couple of months one day he asked me regarding book writing work for him. I certainly asked for his expectations and I didn’t take long to hand him the synopsis.

As of now people are aware of eBooks and self-publishing so it is not a very big deal to convince anyone-  particularly one who has seen your work and found good response from readers and known sources after your works for him.

After a small legal formality we were in agreement that within a particular frame of time or so I will hand him his manuscript and he will pay me first 50% in advance now and remaining 50% after completion. Everything was in black and white.

This whole payment is like a one-time investment for your client but when the deal is signed then ball is in your court. Now you as a writer have to show your best as your future revenue will solely depend on the success of this book and on the level of satisfaction of your client. So, I was to be very sure that I put my 100% into it to give my best.

Soon I get another book offer from someone else who is from completely different background. Learning is the best key to keep your writing engine on. Don’t leave any possible way of your learning. As I first read litters of things make my points and then write in a flow. It helps to maintain my level and match the level of my client’s expectation.

Ghost writing for book is one of the best ways to earn well till you not make your own platform so well that you can earn all with your own name. After all self-publishing certainly needs deep pocket so ghost writing is the best alternative for skilled writers.

Ghost writing as a start-up



Writing is all about passion and creativity but in today’s date it has become market open for everyone who is looking for a job and has a little interest in writing. Companies and individuals are hiring and asking you to write for them. There is no creativity, no passion but a peanuts of payment for which you are to start (after college).

Definitely when you are wet behind the ears and have no say in the writing field then everything seems good but you are hired by a company as an accountant or admin staff and working harder, faster and for less money but fact is that none of the working staff gives voice to the company. Your words are reaching to the masses and spinning name for the CEO and the company but you are just a staff on a peanuts salary.

Over a period of time when you look at yourself then certainly you are nowhere as no one is ready to listen. For every new Company you are a fresher and they are not ready to believe in your writing skills. They ask you a write – say 200 words on a given topic and that will decide your future. You are not supposed to use internet as you will just copy and paste – who knows.

System is to judge you from their dinosaur time who tells these to HRs and recruiters. It is not a mathematical sum of kindergarten school that you can solve in any given time. Unfortunately these HR see your resume in thirty seconds.  What do you think what they can see in you with your resume and evaluate you? Writing is an art and art is longer than life. Can they evaluate you in thirty seconds?

Writing needs time. It needs silence. It needs certain frame of mind. It needs a place to image something. At my first job I was to write 3 articles a day and I was sitting next to tele marketing team who were continuously talking on mobile and making a hell for a writer to focus. When I started working there I really felt sorry to know that my manager and boss had no experience with writing and were not in position to understand me as they probably had never written any good love letters to their girlfriend (in fact, I had asked them after all it was all getting too much for me).

If you really know you are writer from your heart and soul then it is actually a time for you to repent in such moments. The word Writer sounds like a mill worker who is to work in noise, with back stabbing and other office politics. With all this I am only trying to say that company specially startup companies are not at all good to begin with your writing carrier but big and established companies ask you for a good resume which you don’t have when starting.

In the name of training how to write content companies are not at all prudent enough to teach you anything. In fact teaching a writer is not worth much. Once you are hired then google the whole day and get the articles ready. But at time of hiring they will promise you all.

In majority of companies who hire you for their blog post, eBooks etc. they never write your name under any post and so you draw your paycheck and get lost. For the next company you have nothing to show only because you have not written anything for yourself so only you know your abilities.

It is the time when you think: how good it was if I were a journalist there could be at least some articles in print in my name to show. But here you are a ghost writer so you probably have nothing to show just empty words to say that these websites were written by me and nothing else.

Unfortunately, we are working in a place where everyone is not good in English but good with deep pocket. Outside the company premisys there is a big population who is waiting for you to come to them. They are small magazine owners.

I come across some and I found that they are owners of English fashion magazines and lifestyle magazines and so on but they are very poor in English and not good to reply to your mail but they are milking young budding writers and running their business.

You are running from pillar to post and you will find several people who are ready to drop you because of your grammar, punctuation marks and silly things which make you wonder where actually Alice has come down.

All this is for cutting your salary or throwing a lame excuse at you for not hiring you. They are hiring a writer, proof reader and editor just in one salary. Either you work in low salary or stay at home. Worst when you reach the level of 40k salary then you have to think where to go next. Only your passion for writing can keep you alive in this industry or become a manager and never touch your pen.

Thanks to amazon and create space that I publish there my 3 books and gradually I learnt that there is someone specially working as a proof reader, beta reader, line editor, copy editor, developmental editor and so on but in a company you are a superman who wears underwear above the skin tight suit.

Who Should You Write For?


Writing is an art but the biggest art is in knowing for whom you are writing. Its answer helps you to know a lot of things before you start your writing like you can visualize what your readers’ expectations are and what are their likes and dislikes etc. Having such information in advance really helps in construction of a plot as well as its dialogues.

As now you have a huge reader’s market and your writing is subjecting them and so it makes easier for publishers to identify the genre.

It is also a point for many writers that they remain buckled in thoughts whether they write for themselves or for the readers. Of course both the points are correct. If you are writing and you are not convinced and you are writing only because you are seeing the market or the readers then it is not good to go.

Good writers never go along with the mind of the readers. They write according to the demand and situations of the story. As once you have finished your writing then comes the part of placing the story before the eyes of readers. Here comes the role of readers and their mind set and expectation level.

Research and craft of bestselling authors can help you. You both have the same innate ability of storytelling and if one can reach a large number of audience then it is good to learn something from them so you can win name and fortune as a writer.

As a writer it is very important that writer’s voice must be somewhere and does not go missing or hidden in the search for the readers´ mind and expectation in the story. You should be first within your shoes as a writer then turn around and re-read your book as a reader and then you can judge what best you’d like to do.

As a writer and as a reader you are the first person who is going to evaluate yourself. Before becoming a writer you were also a good reader so you have both qualities and no wonder you can apply both the skills in your writing style in order to find the fine balance.

In fact, writing is all about the fine balance. You have created a character, its situation, its actions and reactions and suitable way of narration then you know your character better. Before finishing the book you are to read and reread your manuscript several times and certainly there will come a lot of things which you need to iron out.

Writing is all about the smoothness, fine balance and the chiseling that it is why it is considered a daunting task.  You are to write first then read first and then do the final judgement as what best can go along with your characters as well as the readers.

The question “who should you write for” is very simple if you are open to changes and ready to see your work both as a writer and as a reader else it is possible that you will end up with a few readers or no readers at all. It is definitely your personal choice. Look around yourself and you can easily find that both types of writers exist. And both are correct in their ways.