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Writing a book

Discussion in 'Writers' Workshop' started by buckner86, May 14, 2008.

  1. buckner86

    buckner86 New Member

    I know this has been posted in the past, but can anyone give me insight on the process of writing a book?

    A client of mine - a former Olympic athlete - has asked me to ghostwrite a book for her. She has a publisher that is interested, and we are in the process of figuring out how long it would take me to write a 4-5 page outline and one 20-25 page chapter, as well as how much I would charge her. Thoughts?

    Also, how much can I reasonably hope to make on this, keeping in mind that she wants to make some money on it as well? Trying to decide if it's something I can manage outside my regular work hours and if it's a worthwhile investment of time.
  2. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    I don't know much about writing a book, but all I do know is you don't want this opportunity to kick through your legs and into right field.
  3. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Buckner, check out the writers workshop board. Book deals are a popular topic there. I'll move your thread over.
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