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QUESTION: I am a complete novice looking for a ghostwriter or collabroator for fiction. I have an idea for a book an I've written many notes and bought videos. I have some names that I can send to, but before I send to them I would like to know what I need to do to present the ghostwriters or collabroators this idea (and notes) thatI have. I am not a writer, bu based on soem reseacrh, I came up with something I think would be a fun book. Do I need to write a short story, or write up characters, in order to submit to the ghostwriter or collaborator? Thank you very much for your time.

ANSWER: Hello Jim,

You would need to write a synopsis to submit to a ghostwriter and then he might ask for something more, but what he would need would depend entirely on him (or her).

Happy writing,
Dorothy

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QUESTION: Hi Dorothy, thank you for the reply. I didn't notice I could send a follow-up question which I had from the previous question. The follow-up question I have is, assuming my book would be about 500-550 pages, how many pages would warrant a good synopsis in general? I know it depends for each writer to a certain extent, but I am just looking for a general idea. I don't know if this synopsis should be about 1-3 pages, 5-10 pages or 20-25 pages etc?

Also, I noticed that you had mentioned that you have written 3 novels. Would you be interested in seeing my synopsis? No problem if you are not.

Thank you so much for your time.

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Hi Jim,

First of all, I am not a ghostwriter and do not wish to become one.  Second, if I do review your synopsis, I would do it as an editor, looking for substance, grammar, construction, composition and readability.  Therefore I would charge a fee.   
The synopsis should be nore than two typewritten pages.  If you are interested in having me review it, please respond to my email address:  dkm122535@sbcglobal.net

Best regards,
Dorothy

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Dorothy K Morris

Expertise

I can answer questions about writing fiction, creating characters and re-writing. I cannot answer homework questions.

Experience

I am a published author of nine novels in The Mockingbird Hill Series.

Organizations
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, NSDAR

Publications
NOVELS in the MOCKINGBIRD HILL SERIES: SECRET SINS OF THE MOTHERS, COYOTES OF CREEK CROSSING, THE EIGHTH EVIL, THE TIME IN BETWEEN, DIRTY RICE, TALLY'S NOOK, FROM THE FAR PLACES, NATURE OF THE BEAST, (THE RANKS OF THE INSANE (to come out summer 2016))

Education/Credentials
Studied writing at at American University in DC

Awards and Honors
Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in The World, Who's Who in America.

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