Autobiographies & Memoirs

BS of my MSEveryone has a story to tell, which is one reason writing classes are full of people who want to put theirs between the covers of books. Not surprisingly, there is even greater demand in celebrity and business circles. From tell-all memoirs to discreet, thoughtful autobiographies, these books sell well and, sometimes, even mental illness, abuse).

It is one thing to know your own story; it is quite another to present it coherently and colorfully. Writing a book takes organization, planning, and self-discipline; but that’s only the beginning. If your story is truly compelling; but you know you could use some help structuring, editing, or writing it, you need Bobbi Linkemer. As a book-writing coach, she can guide you through the process; or, if you prefer, she can tell your story for you.

To learn more about how a professional ghostwriter and book coach can help you develop, write, or edit your book, contact Bobbi Linkemer.

One comment on “Autobiographies & Memoirs
  1. Torah Bontrager says:

    Dear Bobbi,

    I found you through the article “The Invisible Writer: The Art of Becoming a Ghost” at http://www.writing-world.com/freelance/ghost.shtml

    I graduated from Columbia University in New York City in 2007. Before that, I was raised Amish and escaped in the middle of the night when I was 15. I now want to write a memoir about my experiences pre- and post-escape.

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    Here’s the link to my basic story, interviewed by #1 bestselling author Tim Ferriss of “The 4-Hour Work Week”: http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2008/07/15/escaping-the-amish-part-1/

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    I’m shopping around for ghostwriters and I was wondering what exactly it is that you would do for me if you were to ghostwrite.

    I.e., What specifically are the responsibilities or duties of a ghostwriter?

    If I gave you audio tapes in which I narrated my story in chronological order, what would you consider your responsibilities to be? Or would you want to audio record me from scratch?

    Would you create a publishable manuscript out of my material/words/interviews?

    How many drafts would you feel would be an acceptable minimum amount to go through?

    How much input would I be allowed to have?

    How would we agree on whether or not you are capturing the mood/feelings of my experiences and incorporating accurate character profiles, etc.?

    What’s your fee? And, so I have an idea of what your fee is based on, how does your fee compare to what a first-time ghostwriter would charge?

    I know these are probably vague or perhaps even the wrong questions to ask. I’d just like to get a sense of what your ideas are of what a ghostwriter does or would do or should do under this scenario.

    If you aren’t interested in this project, would you be able to put me in touch with any ghostwriters that you know who might be interested in my memoir?

    I look forward to your response,
    Torah

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