J.S. Menefee


J.S. Menefee is a prolific ghostwriter, now venturing into writing a paranormal urban fantasy series. He has an upcoming book on how to get started ghostwriting, as well.

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3 Easy Outlines for Ghostwriters

As a ghostwriter, you’re paid for the volume of writing you do. When you take on a freelancing contract to write a book, the single biggest way to increase writing speed—and therefore income—is to outline the story. With a good novel outline, you know exactly where to begin, you know the ending, and you know the steps in between. Once you see how to outline your novel well, and do it fast, you’ll wonder why you ever doubted it. I promise you, outlining doesn’t kill your creativity unless you want it to. Outlines can be changed. There, I said it. They aren’t locked in stone, so don’t listen when people tell you they are. As much creativity goes into creating an outline as it does going into the actual writing. You’ll merely see plot holes before you waste 6,000 words on a scene that is fun