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WRITE SOMETHING DAMMIT

I know you want to write for you are reading this as you have found me through Google or maybe by a reference to me. How strong is this urge? Is it a vague shadow of interest that you are entertaining because it attracts your attention, like a little itch you are scratching by checking things out? Or is it a fire in your belly that is all consuming, exploding up through your arteries and veins in your brain demanding that you quench the roaring inferno that is consuming you by exposing it to the light of day out of your head and gut.

My friend, the only way you will be able to write is to feel that fire; otherwise you will be a dilettante, just dabbling, playing with it like a cat and a catnip toy.   Having the desire, the need to write is like water torture. The more you resist it, the more hell your life becomes, for there it is, punching you from the inside, wanting out. Is it like a single bee buzzing in there or is it a hive, alive and working your insides, making you rage at yourself for not having the balls to at least try? So I am going to give you a small light for your darkness. Here is how you can fix yourself. Just write something.

“Oh No,” you say, “where do I start?”

Easy. Sit down at your monitor and start putting words down. Write about how you couldn’t sleep last night, or about a dream you had, or how you are having trouble writing what you are writing. Believe me, nobody said it would be easy, that it would be a walk in [...]

By |February 14th, 2014|Book Projects|0 Comments|

Let fly the muse that is in you–Write that story

Is that your Muse knocking?

Is it a whisper
Is a shout
That book that’s in you
That wants let out

I know there is that funny thing, that sad thing, that weird thing, that scary thing that you have locked behind the doors of your mind that you have an itch to let fly. You would not believe the rush you get when you do let it out. Both you and your idea take wings. The added benefit is that it, like a planted field, grows more winged dreams that takes hold of you and carries you aloft to a place of which you have only heard in song.

Some call it your muse. Some say it is your true spirit, like a bird released from a cage, and finally knowing freedom.

When I was only 17, a freshman at Louisiana State University, I chanced on reading a poem by Ogden Nash. For some reason it resonated within me and I memorized it and occasionally repeat it out loud, for it seems to indicate to be the true me before I liberated my muse from her cage—and she carried me with her.

Here it is. Is this you? Is this the unfreed you?

Listen…
There is a knocking in the skull,
An endless silent shout
Of something beating on a wall,
And crying, “Let me out!”

That solitary prisoner
Will never hear reply.
No comrade in eternity
Can hear the frantic cry.

No heart can share the terror
That haunts his monstrous dark.
The light that filters through the chinks
No other eye can mark.

When flesh is linked with eager flesh,
And words run warm and full,
I think that he is loneliest then,
The captive in the skull.

Caught in a [...]

By |February 12th, 2014|Book Projects|0 Comments|

You Hum The Tune, I Compose It For You

I went to the library today. Each time I go, it almost takes my breath as I suck in the air that has embraced those thousands on thousands of books in residence. As I walked between the close-set shelves, I traced the covers with the tips of my fingers and said hello to my dearest friends.

If you are a book lover, you love libraries like I do.  There is a warmth among those tall shelves filled with the thoughts and dreams and schemes of thousands of men and women who had the guts to write. They did it. They made their dreams come true, and damn well wrote it and now I can read it. I can live the lives of their characters and be a better man because of it.

I am so glad that they did.  Now I can hear the wind snap in the canvas above as the salt spray stings my face; I can smell her perfume, touch the small of her back; I can feel the fear rush through me as I race just ahead of the T Rex snapping its jaws inches behind my head. I can hear the clash of swords all around me as I fight my way through a bloody field of war. All of those wonderful experiences are living and hiding between those covers. Now they are mine. Each is a symphony I only need to hear by opening to the prelude on the first page.

They did it!  They wrote it.  It is a gift that will sing until the pages turn to dust.

You have a song in you that is waiting to be composed to live and sing your word melodies to men, women and children [...]

By |February 11th, 2014|Book Projects|0 Comments|

PROLOGUES AND EPILOGUES

 

 

 

A prologue sets the scene as an introduction of what is to follow in the book.

       Some purists feel it is cheating to write a prologue, because you have revealed, usually in a tight, well written few sentences or paragraphs, what is coming. It sets the tone. They feel that all of this should be revealed as the pages turn. I like it because it can be used as a teaser, a delicacy that precedes a great dinner to come.

I used it in two of my novels. Command Influence, a military courtroom drama, takes a page from the beginning of the crucial trial, and puts it in the prologue. The reader is introduced briefly to the two main characters, the tense courtroom scene, and it leaves a question that begs to be answered by reading the remainder of the book.

In Dawn’s Revenge, my New Orleans thriller, uses the prologu

e I called “A Prose Poem to New Orleans,” to paint a dark, mystic mood of New Orleans, to lure the reader into a novel that grabs you on the first page and drags you through to the last sentence.

Prologues are not always needed, for they should provide something that the book would otherwise feel incomplete. I always wrote my prologues after the book was written, for I felt they gave a hook.

Epilogues: This is the concluding or last part of the book.  It may or may not be needed.  My Dawn’s Revenge didn’t need one, as the last sentence gave the conclusion that the reader had been craving since the first chapter, which I kept holding out as a carrot for the duration of the whole book. But in Command Influence, an Epilogue was fitting, [...]

By |February 7th, 2014|Book Projects|0 Comments|

Write your story before your competition does

Why you must write your story.

Write your story before your competition writes his.
What if your competition writes a book, and you know that he is not nearly as competent as you, but he is now all the news and getting raves?

 

What if your customers and clients are talking about him now, and how good the book is? How do you feel? How do you feel when your own customers and clients leave you and go to him because they are convinced that he gives a better product than you, even though it is not true?

 
You don’t have to be the best in the business to write a book. If you can drive a nail, write a book about it. Now everyone knows you can do it, and are convinced that you are not just competent, but you are cool. You are now the authority on nail driving.

 
What is your return on investment? It is a proven fact, I guarantee, that writing a book shows that you are knowledgeable, reliable and that you get results. Statistics prove that authors about their business or product soars.

 
Don’t wait for your competition to write the book. If you have been doing anything for a while and you feel that you can do it now, then you are good enough to write a book about it. Assure your proper place in history.

 
If you don’t have the time or perhaps the energy or know-how, find a professional ghostwriter to write it for you, in your name and voice, and you will get the recognition you deserve, and a legacy.

 
Call me and I will give you a lengthy free consultation, and I will show you [...]

By |February 5th, 2014|Book Projects|0 Comments|

Write your book for less than you ever dreamed

 I will show you how to get your book written in a way you can afford that will complete your image as an authority in the subject and launch you into a new range of income and esteem.

You sneer at me and say, “Yeah, that’s not gonna happen. I don’t have time and don’t know how, and I don’t have that kind of bread to get someone else to write it.”Then I will tell you: “But that is the kind of book you are thinking about. How about a booklet that looks like this image in this blog. It is neither a big book nor a brochure, but it does the trick to promote your business that you want. It is around 18 or so pages, depending on how much information you want in it. You can give it to your clients and our customers, and you can use it as a mail-out.

Edwin Dearborn’s stats skyrocketed within weeks of sending this booklet out.You supply me with the data you want included, and I will write it for you. My fee will range between $1000 and $3000, depending on how much research that I am going to have to do.  The price of the graphics and layout work by Jack Potter who did this book, and printing is added.

Now you can affordably write your book for less than you ever dreamed.

You will have a book that will achieve the result you want.
Call me at 727 667 1191 and let’s talk about it.  Check my work on my author site, at www.ldsledge.com, where you can read a couple of chapters free of three of my novels, and my ghostwriters site, ghostwritersforhire.org for blogs and testimonials.

By |February 5th, 2014|Book Projects|0 Comments|

WHY YOU MUST WRITE YOUR STORY

 

Why you must write your story

What if your competition writes a book, and you know that he is not nearly as competent as you, but he is now all the news and getting raves? What if your customers and clients are talking about him now, and how good the book is? How do you feel? How do you feel when your own customers and clients leave you and go to him because they are convinced that he gives a better product than you, even though it is not true?
You don’t have to be the best in the business to write a book. If you can drive a nail, write a book about it. Now everyone knows you can do it, and are convinced that you are not just competent, but you are cool. You are now the authority on nail driving.
What is your return on investment? It is a proven fact, I guarantee, that writing a book shows that you are knowledgeable, reliable and that you get results. Statistics prove that authors income about their business or product soars.
Don’t wait for your competition to write the book. If you have been doing anything for a while and you feel that you can do it now, then you are good enough to write a book about it. Assure your proper place in history.
If you don’t have the time or perhaps the energy or know-how, find a professional ghostwriter to write it for you, in your name and voice, and you will get the recognition you deserve, and a legacy.
Call me and I will give you a lengthy free consultation, and I will show you how to affordably get this book. [...]

By |January 19th, 2014|Book Projects|0 Comments|

Ghostwriters for hire will blog for you

Hire a Ghostwriter if your blog doesn’t bite

Does your blog bite?

Do you even have a blog guarding your site?

Here are some hard reasons you should have a blog taken from http://www.quicksprout.com/2013/12/13/why-every-business-should-blog/.

 

by NEIL PATEL on DECEMBER 13, 2013

 http://www.quicksprout.com/2013/12/13/why-every-business-should-blog/.
What’s your favorite piece of social media real estate? A Twitter, Facebook or, perhaps, Google Plus profile?
Although those are great, the very first thing I would start with is a blog. Why? Because companies that blog typically have 97% more inbound links than those that don’t, which means more search engine traffic.
And the stats get even better from there…
61% of consumers have made a purchase based on a blog post that they read.
60% of consumers feel positive about a company after reading its blog.
70% of consumers learn about a company through its blog versus ads.

End of reference

The reason you maintain a website is to generate new business. A static website doesn’t automatically generate business, thus create income. It serves your purpose, but is little more than a sign on your building, and not an effective working tool in today’s dynamic and competitive world. It gives a list of your services, but it is not alive. There is a way to bring your site alive and drive new business in.

To draw people to your site, you need blogs and articles with interesting, informative and engaging content. Your site should build your image and make your phone ring.

​   How do people find your site? They enter keywords into Google’s search engine, and links containing the sites that have the information they are looking for show up. The person searching seldom looks beyond the first or second page. So being high on page one is vital, otherwise your site [...]

By |January 10th, 2014|Book Projects|0 Comments|

What Fees do Ghostwriters Charge?

     What fees do Ghostwriters charge?

Sometimes this is the first question asked. This is obviously a very important issue, and I will expand on it in this article. In your quest to get a grip on what it would cost to write your book, you will get quotations higher and also lower than my price. You get what you pay for, remember that.

    Books:   It is simplest to charge by the word. I charge between twenty five cents to a dollar a word. For a full length book, say 200 to 300 pages, this could range between $25,000 and $60,000.  You may want a much shorter book, which would be less. I can show you how to write a small booklet/manual that would even serve as a mail-out, but contain everything you want the customer or reader to know about you and your business.

Here are some basic factors that determine this fee:

*     How much research will be required? Research takes 90% of the time in writing many projects.

*     How long will it take to complete the project?

*     The nature of your project—its theme or message.

*     How much interviewing will be required and how much time it will take for that plus other other investigation.

*     Is there a deadline that I will have to work within?

Remember everything is negotiable

I like to get all of these facts down as firmly as I can, which will determine the degree of time and effort will be required on my part. I am a diligent and thorough researcher, and once the facts are established, writing it takes much less time.  Then I can give an [...]

By |December 12th, 2013|Book Projects|0 Comments|
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    JUST IN, PROOF OF RICHES TO RAGS, MONEY MANAGEMENT FOR EVERYONE

JUST IN, PROOF OF RICHES TO RAGS, MONEY MANAGEMENT FOR EVERYONE

RICHES TO RAGS, WHY RICH CELEBRITIES AND PRO-ATHLETES GO BROKE AND HOW TO AVOID IT.

I just received the proof of a manual I ghost-wrote for Dr. Ernest Pecoraro. After reading about the hundreds of celebrities and pro-athletes who make millions and then lose it all, Dr. Pecoraro decided he would help them keep their money and make it grow by using his expertise in finance and real estate investment. 78% of NFL players bankrupt within 2 years of their retirement.

This is an easy to read, even fun to read, manual on money management that should be taught in high school. Actually, it should be a curriculum item in College to give every graduate at least the basics on all facets of money management. While it is slanted toward Celebs and Pro-Athletes, it is a book for everyone. We should have it out before Christmas. He liked it so much he wanted my name on the cover, so I put my birth name rather than L D.

The first run will be to obtain testimonials from readers, celebs and pro-athletes. When we have enough, we will reprint and republish to market it. If you have a celeb or pro-athlete, or even if you have a child or student make sure he or she reads and knows this material—it can make a difference in success of failure in life for money is important to everyone. This book should be in the curriculum of every high school and college.  Kids hit the ground after school with little of the vital knowledge of what is in this book.

I will re-post when it is ready, even before we get all testimonials, so you may be able to give it as [...]

By |December 1st, 2013|Book Projects|0 Comments|