Death, taxes, and revision requests: the certainties of being a writer

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  1. Scheduling a quick briefing with my client, ensuring clarity regarding expectations on both sides (I’m planning a whole other post on what goes into a briefing).
  2. Asking my client for examples of written work they love. For example, if I’m ghostwriting a book, I ask for examples of authors and works they admire. Then we talk about what they like, e.g. the tone, the narrative structure, etc.
  3. Reviewing everything before I send it to my client. This should go without saying, but it’s critical to do a thorough line edit to ensure all work is client ready (which equals “publication ready” in my book).

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Hi there! I’m Alison and I tell stories. ​I’ve been writing professionally for over a decade, crafting everything from blogs to Amazon Top 100s. I ❤ a good tale

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Alison Kilian

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Hi there! I’m Alison and I tell stories. ​I’ve been writing professionally for over a decade, crafting everything from blogs to Amazon Top 100s. I ❤ a good tale

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