Does Hiring a Ghostwriter Come With a Price?

By: Mary Anna Rodabaugh in Book Writing and Editing
on November 3rd, 2021

When you have a book idea just waiting to come to fruition, there are a few obstacles that may stand in your way.

The first is time. Life has a way of pulling you in a thousand different directions each and every day. Writing a book takes a lot of time and patience, two assets you may have in short supply.

The second obstacle is motivation. The prospect of writing a book is exhilarating. The first few chapters feel like magic. Then midway through, you begin questioning why you’re even writing the book and if it will be good enough.

The third obstacle is self-doubt. If you make it past the motivation hurdle, imposter syndrome and self-doubt will try to block you from creating a finished product.

It may seem logical to hire a ghostwriter, but there is a catch. Hiring a ghostwriter may damage your soul.

Does Hiring a Ghostwriter Come With a Price man looking out a window

A Ghostwriter is a Book Writing Ghost

As you work closely together on your book, you and your ghostwriter will probably formulate a very serious professional relationship. But when your book enters the editing and publishing stage, your ghostwriter is set to vanish into thin air.

Like ships in the night, the relationship is over once the project has been completed. Now the ghostwriter is expected to go about their life without ever mentioning he or she used their talents and brilliance to transform your story and give it new life.

This can be painful, like when a friend stops talking to you for no reason.

“Our team at RTC is comprised of storytelling experts who will collaborate with you every step of the journey. They are trained to extract the book you were born to write in the most loving, supportive, and comprehensive manner. ”

Book Writing Authenticity

Once your book is published, you will be more than excited to share your work with the world. As the reviews and feedback start rolling in, ask yourself, “How will I feel when someone tells me I’m an exceptional writer?” Will you feel like an imposter? Will your soul challenge you into thinking you did not actually write the book?

You may wrestle with these answers. However, if you didn’t hire a ghostwriter to begin with, your answers would be far less damaging.

“Thank you. My team and I worked tirelessly to create this work.”

“I appreciate your feedback. It took a carefully curated mixture of artists, editors, and story guides to get this book where it needed to be.”

As you can see, these answers are 100% authentic.

We Don’t Ghostwrite at Round Table Companies

At Round Table Companies, we don’t ghostwrite. Nor would we say our team of writers and editors are ghostwriters. Now, before you raise your eyebrows, keep reading.

Our team at RTC is comprised of storytelling experts who will collaborate with you every step of the journey. They are trained to extract the book you were born to write in the most loving, supportive, and comprehensive manner.

Find Your Book Writing Team! 

Yes, RTC has writers who can do the physical writing of your book, but they don’t do it alone. Your book-writing journey is a team excursion. Your RTC writers need you to share everything possible to make your story come to life. In turn, RTC works to match your desired voice, tone, and cadence throughout the text of the manuscript.

The relationship between the book writing team and client is profoundly special. Strangers join together and become friends, sharing vulnerability to create a work that will transform readers. Everyone who works on your book will leave a little piece of their soul within the pages. In the end, your soul will be left intact. In fact, it will shine.