I have ghostwritten several non-fiction books… and a plethora of writing projects, including abstracts, proposals, articles, white papers, essays, reports, reviews, short stories, speeches, scripts, and web content.
Whether the project is large (300+ pages) or small (500 words), my writing process is the same: I research the project, plan the content, write it, and then edit it. For books and eBooks, I divide the process into phases* (below):
- Phase One: Research and Content Planning
- Phase Two: Writing
- Phase Three: Editing
- (Optional) Phase Four: Design/formatting
- (Optional) Phase Five: Publishing Consulting
* the phases may vary, depending on the specific client/project requirements
So, why would you need a book?
If you are a professional, having a book in your own name will help to establish and/or reinforce your credibility and expertise. It will also serve as a great tool to help grow your network and build your business.