Freelancer L.A. Mitchell
Three years ago, I answered an ad on Craigslist. Creepy, right? Turns out meeting the guy on the other end of that ad for a ghostwriter was a pivotal moment in my writing journey. He had an idea for an ultra-modern choose-your-own-adventure novel for the Apple format. He was smart enough to pull off the tech part and smart enough to know that romance sells big. He needed someone to weave a story.
After that amazing gig, I decided ghostwriting wasn’t spooky. It isn’t shady, shifty or dishonest, either. When I sit down to write a story, it is still just me and the person on the other end of that story – the reader. I don’t write to see my book on the shrinking shelf space at a brick and mortar. I don’t need to see my name on the cover. For me, that intimate, one-on-one connection to the reader is all that matters.
I also learned there are a lot of writers out there who haven’t had the same opportunities to learn fiction as I have. I didn’t get to my experience level alone, and I don’t want anyone else to go it alone. Writing is solitary enough. Let’s commit some fiction together.