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James Buchanan

James Buchanan - Ghostwriter

Exeter, NH, United States

I help authors achieve their literary goals in the areas of creative nonfiction, memoir, fiction, nonfiction, and thought leadership books.

Overview

As your writing coach and/or ghostwriter I will help you:

- Create, tell and sell your story from cradle to bookshelf.
- Learn how to break through clichés and platitudes to find larger, unheard truths.
- Write real human beings with complex emotional states and motivations.
- See the narrative that excites and entertains a reader.
- Incorporate concepts such as theory of the mind, empathy & sympathy into your writing so you inhabit the psyche of a character.
- Become a thought leader in your chosen field.
- Believe that you are truly an artist able of achieving your literary dreams.

I will work with you to delve into what it means to be a writer and author as well as be available to you to meaningfully discuss your work, answer questions as they come to you, and better understand the business of writing. And I will do all of this for a reasonable fee.

I will also help you create, or write for you, the materials you need to be a published author. This includes:

- List of Prospective Agents and Publishers
- Query Letters
- Book Proposals

And the result of working with me as your mentor, coach, and/or ghostwriter? A lasting friendship, a few laughs, and creative work that opens a world of possibilities to you.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Literature Short Story
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Life Sciences Self-help & Self-improvement

Awards

  • Multiple Journalism Awards
  • Davidoff Nonfiction Scholarship to Wesleyan Writers' Conference
  • Winner in two categories: Beverly Hills Book Awards
  • Finalist in Best Book Awards 2016
  • Finalist in Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2016

Work experience

Self Employed

James Buchanan
January, 1998 – Present (over 19 years)

I am a professional writer, ghostwriter, editor, and writing mentor with more eighteen years of professional experience. I have helped clients from the first inklings of an idea through to seeing their book on Amazon and in bookstores throughout the country.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

The Painting and the Piano: An Improbable Story of Survival and Love

John Lipscomb, Adrianne Lugo

Growing up more than a thousand miles apart and worlds away from each other, Johnny and Adrianne seemed to have all that children could ask for. Born into a Great-Gatsby-like party, old-money wealth and privilege defined Johnny's childhood in Ladue, Missouri—the Beverly Hills of St. Louis. Born addicted to heroin in New York City, Adrianne was placed as an infant with loving, middle-class Jewi... read more

Growing up more than a thousand miles apart and worlds away from each other, Johnny and Adrianne seemed to have all that children could ask for. Born into a Great-Gatsby-like party, old-money wealth and privilege defined Johnny's childhood in Ladue, Missouri—the Beverly Hills of St. Louis. Born addicted to heroin in New York City, Adrianne was placed as an infant with loving, middle-class Jewi... read more

Taking Smart Risks: How Sharp Leaders Win When Stakes are High: How Sharp Leaders Win When Stakes are High (EBOOK) (Business Books)

Doug Sundheim

In today’s market, playing it safe is not an option Lead your company to sustainable success by taking the RIGHT RISKS The business world is in flux, and you have to think and act quickly in order to stay competitive. But the last thing you want to do is make reckless business decisions. You have to find the middle ground. You have to take SMART RISKS. In this groundbreaking book, leadership e... read more

In today’s market, playing it safe is not an option Lead your company to sustainable success by taking the RIGHT RISKS The business world is in flux, and you have to think and act quickly in order to stay competitive. But the last thing you want to do is make reckless business decisions. You have to find the middle ground. You have to take SMART RISKS. In this groundbreaking book, leadership e... read more

From X-rays to DNA: How Engineering Drives Biology (MIT Press)

W. David Lee

Engineering has been an essential collaborator in biological research and breakthroughs in biology are often enabled by technological advances. Decoding the double helix structure of DNA, for example, only became possible after significant advances in such technologies as X-ray diffraction and gel electrophoresis. Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis improved as new technologies -- includin... read more

Engineering has been an essential collaborator in biological research and breakthroughs in biology are often enabled by technological advances. Decoding the double helix structure of DNA, for example, only became possible after significant advances in such technologies as X-ray diffraction and gel electrophoresis. Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis improved as new technologies -- includin... read more

Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God (Morgan James Faith)

Sarah M. Johnson

Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God takes you on a full journey of trauma, loss, and finally resilience. While on a mission’s trip in Guatemala, a small Cessna Caravan’s engine blows while carrying fourteen passengers. Unfortunately, the Cessna crashes in a remote village, leaving eleven of the fourteen passengers dead. One passenger, Sarah, shares her stor... read more

Life is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God takes you on a full journey of trauma, loss, and finally resilience. While on a mission’s trip in Guatemala, a small Cessna Caravan’s engine blows while carrying fourteen passengers. Unfortunately, the Cessna crashes in a remote village, leaving eleven of the fourteen passengers dead. One passenger, Sarah, shares her stor... read more

Look Forward: A Father and Son's Journey of Healing

Bob Dixon

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. None of the ER doctors thought he'd survive the night. No one ever thought he'd wake from the coma. But with the skill of the first responders from Worcester Fire Station 11 and the amazing commitment of the UMass Medical Center, Bobby lived, despite the odds. His hope? To one day walk again.LOOK FORWARD is the true story of how Robert Dixon and his son overcame un... read more

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. None of the ER doctors thought he'd survive the night. No one ever thought he'd wake from the coma. But with the skill of the first responders from Worcester Fire Station 11 and the amazing commitment of the UMass Medical Center, Bobby lived, despite the odds. His hope? To one day walk again.LOOK FORWARD is the true story of how Robert Dixon and his son overcame un... read more

SAP GRC For Dummies

Denise Vu Broady, Holly A. Roland

Governance, risk, and compliance—these three big letters can add up to one giant headache. But GRC doesn't have to be a boil on your corporate behind. SAP GRC For Dummies untangles the web of regulations that confronts your company and introduces you to software solutions the not only keep you in compliance, but also make your whole enterprise stronger. This completely practical guide starts w... read more

Governance, risk, and compliance—these three big letters can add up to one giant headache. But GRC doesn't have to be a boil on your corporate behind. SAP GRC For Dummies untangles the web of regulations that confronts your company and introduces you to software solutions the not only keep you in compliance, but also make your whole enterprise stronger. This completely practical guide starts w... read more

This I Believe: On Fatherhood

Dan Gediman, John Gregory, Mary Jo Gediman

Compelling stories of fatherhood from the popular NPR radio show From the popular radio series This I Believe comes this touching and thought-provoking compilation of original essays on one of the most fundamental of human relationships-fatherhood. It is a relationship filled with joy and heartbreak, love and anger, lessons learned, and opportunities missed. The stories in this collection are ... read more

Compelling stories of fatherhood from the popular NPR radio show From the popular radio series This I Believe comes this touching and thought-provoking compilation of original essays on one of the most fundamental of human relationships-fatherhood. It is a relationship filled with joy and heartbreak, love and anger, lessons learned, and opportunities missed. The stories in this collection are ... read more

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