Memoir Writing

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Average Bid $218

I am looking for a creative ghost writer who is passionate and able to read my mind to help me write a historical novel in the English language.

The idea is complete, the first draft is written (200 pages), the chapters are divided and I need someone to help me complete the content that is in my mind and capture the interest of the reader and make them turn pages.

This is a memoir-like and would be able to capture my voice, draw stories out of my scattered writings and detailed memory of some 200 pages I wrote and be able to do a proper job in writing a well structured book about the life and times of my and parents’ families, about a land that I am originally from but had to settle somewhere else in the world struggling for self-identification, caused by several layers of displacement from family, land and home.

The story starts in a village in the early 1900’s talking about my grandfather who wrote notes and depicted his life and the events of his surroundings through his writing.

The book will be written in a fictional format and will be styled as a historical romance to protect the privacy of family members. The book content is driven from me and my family stories in three countries.

The characters will be similar in nature however embellished and given more creative license to make the book successful in the commercial market. The writing will aim the light on a village under occupation - an archeological site, in which there is a cave curved in the mountain, and other monuments - in purpose of telling facts about culture, geography, whither, heritage, community development and the role they had in occupation resistance.

This is my first writing. I am not a professional writer, but expressing myself and telling about the life of my family helped sort out my identity issues… it’s my therapy for perpetual grief!

I combine my respective love of storytelling with a shared compassion for my heritage, to not only deliver a message of empathy for a cause, but also address the broader human quest for dignity, humanity, and identity.

My grandfather wrote about the village at the end of the Ottoman Empire until he died on. My father told me a lot about his father, throughout my childhood. Despite his poverty, he was a sophisticated intellectual and a committed patriot from an early age. He depicted his life and the events of his surroundings through his writings.

Myself, the granddaughter of the family, take center stage as a symbol of hope and the tenacious will of survival, creativity and love; even if doubt, depression and poverty cloud my dreams and opportunities. my struggle for self-identification, caused by several layers of displacement from family, land and home, is constantly accompanied by detailed memory, which ultimately leads me to destination with his mother and four brothers.

The story truly begins in Canada, recalling the history of my grandparents and parents; attracts the eye to their stories and their villages. I also speak about my aunts, who dedicate their life to protecting their home . I will also tell of my marriage to a refugee, who had once walked barefoot for five days until he reached a safe destination

As stated above, i wrote the basis for the original manuscript and will work closely with the writer in the development of characters and stories that demonstrate my vision. The writer will modify, add and build on the existing text and professionally write the manuscript(s).
The deadline for the first draft will be determined by the pace of the output, however it is understood that the first draft must be delivered in as short a period of time as possible. As of this writing, the first draft is in its structural form with at least 200 pages, of a life long journey.

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    AInima6783

    Blagoevgrad,  Bulgaria

    I tend to write for myself, but I need some side income, so I would write for anyone at top of my skill. I tend to go on and on about my vivid imagination, so fiction is my preferred field of work. I'm good with deadlines.

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    Du Quoin,  United States

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    jacksonsonline

    LOS ANGELES,  Cyprus

    As a highly qualified and editor, publisher and proofreader with over 15 years experience I have extensive experience in this arena. I extend my services with 100% confidence that the final results will be superior and I will apply this approach throughout your project. ENGLISH IS MY FIRST LANGUAGE! There is much more editing than just checking for typos and grammatical errors. As a true professional I also check for development, formatting, awkward transitions, redundancies, hyperbole, biased language and stereotyping as well as mechanical errors. I guarantee 100% QUALITY!!! I Guarantee to meet your deadlines The content will be unique and faultless. I strive for 100% excellence and have pride in the work I deliver and my dedication and loyalty sets me apart from many other applicants. Writing Ghostwriting Editing Proofreading Copy editing Web Content Newsletters Training Programs Reviews Blog Content Word and Data Processing

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    robshelsky

    Randleman,  United States

    I've am an editor who does both content and line editing, as well as being a proofreader. Currently, I'm an editor for Wonderlust Magazine, and an Associate Editor for a travel article site, Currate.com, for which I'm also the sole writer. I have excellent English grammar skills in both US and UK English. As a writer, I've written and had published a number of romance (Regency and Historical) novels, as well as science fiction, fantasy, and horror. I also have two nonfiction books out, as well. I've had short stories and novellas in a wide variety of genres published, including (again), science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, steampunk, adventure, and more. I've written an anthology of paranormal romances. One novella, The Crossroads Ghost, was nominated for Best Paranormal Romance 2011. I'm also an experienced technical writer. My tech writing includes a manual for a neurosurgeon's brain scanner, manuals for operating translation equipment for court reporters, articles on infusion pumps, dating, various science subjects, travel, and much else. Some links to independently verify my statements are: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=shelsky+romance Website: http://robshelsky.blogspot.com/ Review of my time travel romance, Lost Echoes: http://www.onceuponaromance.net/LostEchoesReview.htm Or if you prefer, you can just Google "Shelsky Author" or "Shelsky editor."

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    kazibwe

    Kampala,  Uganda

    I am a Civil Engineer with a passion for the written word. I am an avid writer with perfect spelling and grammar and an eye for detail. I love writing stories and have the ability to bring a tale to life. I have great researching skills which give me the ability to write accurate and flowing articles on almost any topic. My wide vocabulary enables me to rewrite articles very well. Contact me for answers to any queries you may have. Perfection is my normal operating mode.

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    lmaher100

    Flushing,  United States

    As one experienced both in academic and creative writing, I have a particular style to my writing that is both inherently professional and interesting. I know how to spin certain topics, include keywords and primary phrases, and make it all sound natural. I am partial to law, travel, and human interest pieces, but I am incredibly bright and a fast learner and thus can write on any topic. As a younger person, I also know what certain target audiences want to hear and look for in a product. I have a unique perspective on the world and can take criticism gracefully and efficiently. More than anything, though, I think I am an effective and outstanding copywriter because I can take on a particular point of view for a target audience (having been a former performer with a lot of training in method acting, etc) and put those thoughts into words that will engage a demographic.

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    WorkingForCheap

    Albany,  United States

    Still in Highschool, I have a lot of hours of nothing to do and a want for money because I have no job. Thus I've become an online Freelancer and am willing to do work for cheap because any money is good to me(kinda poor).

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    topotts

    Beech Grove,  United States

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    mls2

    San Francisco,  United States

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