Book Writer Ghost – I am also an artist.
Writing is an Art Form
Writing is always an art form, signifying different things to different types of people.
Every now and then I contemplate my career as a writer. I used to be an artist, back before I became disabled, and I drew pictures in pen and ink. I was thinking of transferring over to some computer pad-style drawing technology so I could create graphics and artwork on the computer directly. But since becoming what they call “physically challenged,” I have a hard time with drawing. It’s easier just to type, edit or otherwise work with a keyboard. And I have a thirty-year-long career as a writer and editor to draw from as I continue to write every day.
It fascinates me as a ghost writer and an editor to see the many subject areas that my clients are willing to create books about. One will want to write his or her life story, such as the author who approached me recently regarding his life story as a transgender person. Another will want to write a children’s fantasy chapter book, an adult science fiction dark fantasy warehouse party series of books, a how to book on beauty and fashion, a book about a Jewish uprising…etc., etc., etc. There is no limit to the types of subjects my authors, many of whom are putting out their very first books, will want to write about.
Some are the type of book which may or may not sell all that well, while others are almost a guaranteed best seller, having a crowd of buyers ready to purchase the books. I prefer working with the first group of authors, even though their books don’t pay as much money as my more lucrative authors’ books do. It warms my soul to support first timers who have an interesting story to put out before the reading public.
Book Writer Ghost – What is a book but the most explicit of art forms?
I think it lends the greatest justice to my lengthening writing and editing career to help people get out the work that holds the most promise over time, not the most best selling work that is only timely and lucrative and which will soon gather only dust somewhere. Writing is an art form, not a mass market for producing coffee table books that sell. But if you have a salable, marketable property, commercial, independent or self publishing (such as an ebook) is possible. We here at GWI will find, with your cooperation, a “home” or Internet place for your book.