William Hammett, Independent Ghostwriter

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The Personal Touch

You're looking for an exceptional ghostwriter. Good. I'm the exception to the boring, repetitive ad copy on so many ghostwriting websites. I work with one client at a time and provide the deep personal connection you're looking for in a writer—an experience you won't find with any ghostwriting company.

Company sites tell you the same thing: their writers are leaders, award-winners, and bestsellers. They're not. If you believe that thousands of ghostwriters and hundreds of companies have produced an endless number of successful books, you're just a few clicks away from losing money and getting a really bad book.

Online ghostwriting is mostly a scam, and 80% of all companies are based in the Philippines despite their U.S. addresses.

The No-Hype Zone

When you contact me, you'll be talking to the person who will write your book. Period. Full stop. You won't have to speak to sales reps, project managers, editors, or writers who are mere subcontractors. You and I can get straight to it: we'll talk about your book and how to do it right.

And then we'll talk about the publishing industry. Virtually all ghostwriting companies are self-publishing operations that offer ghostwriting and package deals to increase revenue. That's why they guarantee publication.

A great ghostwriter is someone who has an exceptional grasp of the English language—its lyricism and power to change lives. If that's who you're looking for, then read on.

The Mark of a Good Ghostwriter: Diversity, Diversity, Diversity

I handle fiction, memoirs, and general nonfiction. For fiction, I write:

  • Romance
  • Science fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Mystery/detective
  • Thriller
  • Young adult/middle readers
  • Literary, mainstream, and commercial

(For the areas in nonfiction that I handle, consult my Topics Considered section under Nonfiction in the menu above or click here.)

My Clients

Let's take a look at my clients and how I've been able to help them become successful authors who stood out from the crowd.

I've worked for U.S. Congressmen, Emmy winners, an Oscar-nominated film producer, entrepreneurs, professional athletes, Hollywood celebrities, famous novelists, CEOs, and ordinary people who had a story they were passionate about.

I didn't need the backing of a company to write their books, and many of these clients went on to be reviewed or interviewed by the following. The writing did all the talking.

  • The New York Times
  • NBC, CBS, and CNN
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Washington Post
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • The Atlanta Journal Constitution
  • NPR (National Public Radio)
  • The Hill (congressional newspaper)

Still Think You Need a Company?

Getting your book written and published by a ghostwriting company will not give you any competitive edge at all. Most of their self-published books die a quick and silent death.

Also, most companies illegally use the logos of major TV networks, well-known newspapers, magazines, and New York publishers.

So what makes me different?

Some of my clients have been represented by A-list New York City literary agents who make deals happen. Others have been published by Bennett and Hastings, HarperCollins, Penguin, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Story Plant, Tor/Forge, Viking, and WildBlue, as well as other traditional, regional, or independent presses.

Other clients have worked in front of or behind the cameras for major films and TV shows such as:

  • CSI
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Saturday Night Live
  • The Simpsons
  • Law and Order
  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Castle
  • Rizzoli & Isles

Major celebrities, athletes, politicians, and authors don't seek out ghostwriting companies. They look for experienced writers who have a reputation for excellence, writers who can make their books sing—writers like me, William Hammett.

Straight Talk, Great Books

I believe in honesty and transparency.

Most companies are just two or three people and a small office – or just a P.O. Box. They subcontract for nearly all the services they advertise on their sites, and the subcontractors are located all over the country—or around the world. Very few are “on-site” and they're not employees, although companies label them “on staff” to make it appear that way.

Be especially careful when a website says, “Meet the team!” Individuals who are listed as part of "the team" are not full-time employees of these companies, and most have little involvement with the average client who can't afford to lay out $75,000 to $200,000 for a book.

I believe great writing can be summed up in four words from Ernest Hemingway: "Get the words right." When I work with a client, that's what I do – get the words right.

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