Author Archives: Writeworks

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Three Fun, Not-So-Easy Steps to Ghostwriting Promotion

Being a ghostwriter—the invisible “ghost” behind someone else’s written content—can be an enjoyable and lucrative career choice. But to get started, you need to promote yourself. That can sound intimidating—until you realize there are likely more potential clients than you think.

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Discerning the Four Dangers of Ghostwriting

Anytime you’re doing something for someone else, you’re therefore doing less for yourself. It’s an unavoidable consequence and a trade-off that you have to take into account in all of your decisions—and it’s an especially important one if you’re considering being a ghostwriter.

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A Terrific Trio of Ghostwriting Options

Ghostwriting takes content clients give you and rewrites it into publishable copy that is in their words, reflects their voice, goes out under their name, and is copyrighted as their material. As the name suggests, you serve as the invisible “ghost” behind your clients’ content.

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Three Reasons Why Ghostwriting May Be For You

When many pursue writing as a profession, they do so because they want to see their byline—their name at the beginning of the article or on the cover of the book—as the author of the piece. But did you know you could be published more often, and make more money, as a ghostwriter?

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Captured by Characters and Dialogue

FEATURE: Author Peggy Bayless Gustave on character development and dialogue.
When Peggy Bayless Gustave asked me to edit what would become her first published novel, Wooden Angel: The Guardian, I was amazed at how easily I was captured by Claudette, a character that, given my gender and reading preferences, shouldn’t have interested me at all.

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Ready to Discover Your Hero’s Journey?

Some call it the mythic structure. Others dub it the “Hero’s Journey.” Whatever the name, it is a familiar and highly effective structure of fiction storytelling, especially in the fantasy and science fiction genres. But did you know a memoir of your life can also have a “Hero’s Journey?”

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Writing for a Fantastic First Impression

As a writer, your readers are everything. Your acquisition and retention of readers will determine your success or failure at building a loyal audience. You can’t afford to make a poor first impression. Your readers expect quality writing that will grab their attention—and keep it.

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Seven Techniques for Tidy Self-Editing

When you were a kid, how clean was your room? If you were like me (a tad bit anal), everything was in its spot, the floor was clear, and the clothes put away. However, most youngsters I knew had rooms that were a cluttered mess—much like the first draft of anything you write.

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Referrals: The Excellent Way to Success

Whatever it is you do—be it writing, editing, ghostwriting, coaching, or platform development—if you want to make monthly income from it, your greatest challenge is keeping new clients and their projects coming in when others are completed. By far, referrals are your best and easiest marketing strategy to create new customers.

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Discovering the Freedom of Format

Let’s face it. Most writers don’t eagerly embrace format. The rigidity of writing by guidelines is seen as an impediment to creativity. Problem is, every style of writing has a format, and every editor or publisher has a format you must follow—even for something as seemingly free-flowing as inspirational devotionals.

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Our Vision

Adam Colwell’s WriteWorks helps aspiring to professional writers share their story through book editing, ghostwriting, publishing, platform development, and coaching. We also position and aid local and international Christian non-profit organizations to proclaim their mission through devotional writing, editing, and project management.

Adam Colwell’s WriteWorks does this through a proven system of one-on-one interaction that strategically equips and inspires writers and organizations to achieve more than they could by themselves. Writers then complete, promote, and sell their book, and organizations strengthen their relationship with their members and donors. As a result, writers and organizations reach significantly more people and achieve their goals.

Request your FREE consulting appointment with Adam to discuss your book or writing / project needs