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Ghostwriting - Fiction

I am a professional writer. I have been selling fiction internationally since 1975 and have been a finalist for major world awards three times. In 1997 I won the world award for the year's best horror novel. However, I am SWAMPED! because I am also writing two textbooks. I need help with the first draft of PART of one or more of these:

"Dickens": Present-day crime story set in Ohio. 16,800 words more or less completed. (I tend to write almost final draft as I go.) Projected length: 40,000-45,000 words. Thus, you would first-draft about 23,200 - 26,000 words.

"Samovar": Dark fantasy novel set in the Ukraine in WWII and in Ohio. (I started writing this before the war started, btw). 15,800 words, more or less completed. Projected length: 40,000 - 45,000 words. Preference to someone who has lived in the Ukraine. Thus, you would first-draft about 24,200 - 27,000 words.

"Godfather": Present day adult crime/romantic novel (with dark fantasy elements) set in Madagascar. 83,000 words more or less completed. Projected length: 120,000 words PLUS another 1-2 books possible. Preference given to someone who has lived in Madagascar. Thus, you would first-draft about 37,000 words.

"Winged Demons": Upper middle school science fantasy novel. 49,700 words more or less completed. Projected length: 65,000 words. Preference given to someone who has lived on another planet. (Okay, that was a joke.) You would first-draft about 15,300 words.

I am looking for someone to write the first draft of the remainder of ONE of them. You can choose which one. I would outline it chapter by chapter or scene by scene. I DO NOT WANT AMATEURS, PLEASE. No offense, but I would have to do so much rewriting that I would be wasting my time and money.

My budget depends on which piece you choose. I figure that the pay will be lower than usual because (a) you will not be expected to do more than the first draft, (b) I will supply the plot for the unfinished parts, (c) the characters, setting, conflicts, tone, atmosphere, verisimilitude, etc. are all established, and (d) much if not most of each project is more or less complete.

You will have no rights to the book(s). This is strictly a ghostwriting job. I am not on a deadline for any of them, though "Samovar" is more pressing than the rest, due to the war.

If they pay at all, USA magazines pay .01 to .11 USD per word, with most of the magazines on the lower end. Those rates are for finished work. Anything .5 per word USD or more is considered professional.

If interested, let me know what you are bidding AND let me know what your background is in fiction writing. If I am interested, then I will ask for samples. I have taught writing for 48 years full-time on the university level, so I will know if you can handle the project(s) once I see your work.

Best, Dr. G.

Compétences : e-Books, Prête-plume, Création littéraire , Fiction, Écriture de Livre

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Nº du projet : #34409924