Re: Ghostwriting question

Subject: Re: Ghostwriting question
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 17:48:32 -0500

It might be wise to approach the project as if it were newswriting. There will be a series of interconnected stories that make up the memoirs, and each story could easily, at least in the first draft, follow standard newswriting style. Each would have a lede graf and successive detail grafs, covering the 5WH template in greater depth than you might in a regular news story. A major advantage of that approach is that the skeleton-draft version can be completed quite quickly, producing a good milestone that can be billed and represents an actual accomplishment, in case the hiring "author" decides to end the project early, or invents some other reason why he should not pay. If the project continues to publication, 30 pages of skeleton-draft points (far more than outline) will provide a good framework for building the 350-page finished work.

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References:
Ghostwriting question: From: Matt Gras
Re: Ghostwriting question: From: Lauren
Re: Ghostwriting question: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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