Category: Writing Advice

In our Ask the Expert series, we address reader questions about all things writing, publishing, and storytelling.
Following the success of our blog series, Gotham joined forces with United Ghostwriters to present a live webinar.
Learn how to strike the right balance and reach the right bargain with the ghostwriter you’ve chosen to work with.
In our third post of the series, we share the most important insights and best practices we have learned from over a decade of matchmaking to provide a “ghost dating manual” that helps authors just starting their journey find the right person for their project.
Should you hire a book coach, editor, ghostwriter — or write a book entirely by yourself? Here’s an in-depth look at how to make the right decision for your needs and priorities.
What ghostwriters do largely remains a mystery to the outside world. To provide some authoritative answers, and highlight how our field has grown into a truly global profession, we're partnering with United Ghostwriters on a new campaign called Ghostwriting Confidential 2021.
Real thought leaders write books. That’s the conventional wisdom, at least. But is it as simple as that? Here's what potential authors need to consider.
External conflict is what makes the reader turn the page to find out what happens next. Internal conflict makes the reader care.
Few achieve extraordinary destinies, but those few do not serve as the sole source of inspiration or solidarity. That to which we can relate delivers the most profound impact upon those of us who live ordinary lives, because that’s where we recognize ourselves.
Nature writing, true crime, history, essays, memoir, and narrative journalism all have this in common: if the writing is not compelling, the reader will put it down.