I'm pretty sure most people here are aware of what a ghost writer is, I was just clarifying for the minority presence that may or may not know. Anyway, he asked me to write but I declined and so I brought the request here. His story, from what little he was willing to share with me, is the stuck in a VRMMORPG type thing, but with NPC's being real and death in-game is real life death. There's more to it then that I'm sure but he wasn't budging/forthcoming on details. He wanted me to see if anyone accepted the offer before he made his account. Anyway, I was just tossing a line out there for him.
Do with it what you will. I didn't really believe there was any presence of ghost writer's here but he was adamant about me asking and I couldn't say with complete sincerity that there were none at all so eh...
Anyway. Awaiting anyone's responses/suggestions. Later dudes.
Well, it might be different if he's paying. Some of my friends do commissions on occasion... but there are probably better sites for that. Textbroker or fiverr or something. You can get words for moderately cheap.
3/13/2018 5:58:49 AMEasternGhost Wrote: [ -> ]but he apparently isn't the best writer and is unwilling to put in the time and effort to improve and wants someone else to write it for him following his guideline.
1. Ghost writers get paid. Unless your "friend" is willing to shell out a ton of cash and hire someone, no one will do it for free. That's just stupid.
2. If he isn't willing to put in the time and effort to improve his writing and want someone to do it for him (frankly, that sounds extremely lazy), he shouldn't expect anyone to put in the time and effort for him either.
Because ghostwriters can simply write their own story to make that much. And then they don't have to deal with you telling them what to do. You'd be hefting at least some financial burden in order to make your story become a reality.
I have ghostwritten before. Several years ago I charged $5 per 500 words. This was a fairly cheap rate as far as they go, especially considering I was willing and able to write a full-length story. At my current level of skill I would charge significantly higher for ghostwriting work, though it is unlikely I would accept any work like that again unless the price was very high. My time is simply spent better elsewhere these days.
However, if you can find an up-and-coming writer from a country where your currency has more buying power, it might be possible to get a decent length story written for under $1000. Just understand that you are going to have to spend significant time proofreading and editing it yourself.