If you’ve said to yourself, “I need to write a book, and I have this great idea, but have no idea where to begin,” you need a book coach. If you’ve said to yourself, “I’ve always wanted to write a book about X, but I really don’t have time to write it and need someone to write it for me,” you need a ghostwriter.
A book coach will–as the name implies–coach you through the writing process. They will help you set milestones for your book to help you get the project completed. This is perfect for people who have always desired to write a book, perhaps about their own life experience, but have a hard time deciding on how to present their story, what to include, and actually getting the writing done. A book coach will keep you accountable and help you realize the dream of finishing the book.
A ghostwriter will take your ideas, create an outline (if you don’t already have one), and probably include a series of interviews with you to ensure that they have your voice in their head with which they will write your book. Your name usually goes on the book as the author, although some people who have had ghostwriters have started to credit the ghostwriter as well. A ghostwriter is perfect for those people whose schedules simply won’t allow them to write, but they’ve either always wanted to write a book, or they need one as part of a business venture.