Book CollaborationDevelop Your Own Ideas Into Something Wonderful and Highly Marketable by Partnering With an Experienced Author
“One of the most important things I did to turn my dream of writing my book into a reality was hire Justin. Thank goodness I had the good sense to hire him!”Meredith Thomas
Most successful works of art are the result of a collaborative process, and modern book writing is no exception. Book authors — both experienced and inexperienced — rely on the input and emergent ideas of others. Energetic discussions and debates help authors hone their concept to a razor-fine point. Focused messages cut right to the heart of what people love to read most.
Anyone wondering, “How do I write a book?” should therefore instead ask themselves, “What do I need to do to make this book happen?” Collaborative writing is often the answer.
“Unity is strength. When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” — Mattie Stepanek
Book Collaboration With Justin Spizman Allows Your Concept to Flourish — From Conceptualization Development to Final Polish
Create a Book Capable of Moving Your Audience in Two Important Phases
Aspiring authors can use Justin Spizman’s services at any stage of their book development, including starting from scratch. However, most projects will involve looking at your book during three key stages.
Behind every stirring book is a great concept that has been forged continuously in the fires of critical thought. This is the beginning of any great book collaboration. To help you develop your own concept worthy of readers’ attention, Justin will conduct a series of phone calls and direct interviews to collaboratively identify the “big ideas” motivating your book’s creation. These ideas combine to form the crucial message and purpose behind your book.
After identifying the most important ideas within your book concept, Justin can partner with you to create an outline and a working table of contents. These documents guide your hand as you give flesh to each idea. Justin can then help you outline and organize on a chapter-by-chapter basis, so you always anticipate where your first draft needs to go next to drive its point home.
Creating Your First Draft
The collaborative writing work performed during the conceptualization stage accelerates the process of getting to a workable early draft.
With the right work put in, this draft can contain all of your core messages and ideas arranged in a compelling way. It won’t be perfect, but with Justin’s expertise it will be the raw wood from which you whittle and sculpt your manuscript down to a stunning final product.
Depending on your needs, Justin can assist you with creating chapter content during the drafting phase, reviewing and editing your rough drafts, or ghostwriting the entire manuscript. The scope of work and relationship between you and he is both flexible and tailored to your needs, strengths, weaknesses, and time constraints.
“I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.” — NYT Best-Selling Author Shannon Hale
The final product begins to take shape during the editing process. Even with great concepts and outlining, no one ever gets their first draft 100% right. Few even get it 10% right. But even 1% provides enough building material to start fashioning a powerful book. Everything else is a placeholder, like sketch lines showing where the ink may go.
Justin will assist you with a solid, in-depth developmental edit to turn hazy ideas into bold, well-defined ones. By focusing on content, clarity, strength of message, readability, understandability, and implementation, you can make your content tight and direct.
Think of it as flipping the light switch and seeing things clearly for the first time. Book collaboration during the editing stage ensures that your final draft accurately represents your book’s overall intended message and goals.
Working with Justin Spizman means you’ll never feel lost or at a dead end. At the end of the collaboration process, you will have the best possible version of your book in hand.