Just because you have a great idea for a book doesn't mean that you are able to write it. You may not have the time to write it, or you may feel like you aren't good enough to write it. There are ways that you can get your book written, even if you don't have the time or skill. One of those ways is to hire a professional ghostwriter.
What Is a Ghostwriter?
A ghostwriter is a person who takes your idea and writes the book that goes with that idea. The ghostwriter's name generally doesn't appear on the book anywhere, so it looks as if you have written the entire book from start to finish. You may find a ghostwriter to work with who has written thirty books, but they may only have one or two books under their own name since they ghostwrote everything else they've written. However, they should be able to show you what books they have written, with the named author's permission. There are different ways that you can work with a ghostwriter, which will be discussed below.
What Are the Different Ways You Can Work with a Ghostwriter?
One way that you can work with a ghostwriter is to treat them as a co-writer. This means that you are both writing the book, usually by separating out what chapters or sections each of you is going to work on. That can also include things like brainstorming together or the ghostwriter going over the things that you have written and doing tightening and polishing up of all the work that you have done so that the book reads better.
Another way that the ghostwriter can help you write your book is to do it on their own. They may take notes that you have written or recordings that you have made, then they turn those things into a book. The ghostwriter may also interview or ask you questions, depending on what your book is going to be. For example, if you are going to write your memoirs, your ghostwriter may check in with you on a regular basis to get more information about you, while they are reading your notes, letters, interviews, etc.
There are ghostwriters who work in every genre in both fiction and non-fiction. If you are writing a book in a technical field, you should have no problem finding one who is familiar with that field and who can help you write that book.