Douglas Glenn Clark

Douglas Glenn Clark - Ghostwriter

New York, United States

I wrote the book proposal that sold the Paul Newman memoir to Knopf. My services are designed for book and screenplay projects.

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Overview


Are You Afraid of Ghosts?

Some professional people fear working with a ghostwriter. Seems scary.

In fact, a “ghost” is a living being that provides writing services and publishing advice that helps businesses and business leaders grow.


I am a member of the Association of Ghostwriters.


· A GHOSTWRITER can rescue a stalled sales campaign, blog, speech or that book you never finished (or started).

· A GHOSTWRITER helps you create “viral” messengers (otherwise known as e-books and mobile phone content) that will travel the globe in the digital world.


Ghostwriter Improves Klout

Klout measures internet influence. Do you or your business have any? Business people, athletes and entertainers can improve their online ranking and expand footprint with a book. But don't despair if your online presence is still growing. Begin where you are.

A GHOSTWRITER can help create a book that is informative, fun to read and marketable.

Also, a GHOSTWRITER can help tell your story via sales letters, business collateral, newsletters and mobile text messages. Story sells.


"Thanks to Douglas Glenn Clark for his writing and publishing consultations. I would have never gotten this far without his constant encouragement telling me my words had value. He saw something in the book before I did." —Adam Wilson, author of Tactical Reload


Ghostwriter Helps Recoup Cost

A GHOSTWRITER will charge a fee. But the “ghost” can save you money by guiding you through the contrasting realms of Indie and Traditional publishing. Both have potential (and pitfalls) for financial ROI.

A GHOSTWRITER reveals how book sales via your database or business network can reap the money needed to help recoup at least some of your GHOSTWRITER fees. He shares strategies for success.


“Without a GHOSTWRITER many politicians, athletes and other busy people would never write their ‘autobiography.’ Or create a blog, write an editorial or develop a presentation for lucrative speaking engagements. Some very powerful people believe in ‘ghosts.’ They just don’t admit it in public.” —INC. Magazine


My ghostwriting skills have helped CEOs, financial advisors, physicians, therapists and other busy professionals expand their businesses or transition into new careers. A book is a powerful business card.

"Wow! Another great job. It's funny and communicates the message really well. We can only begin by thanking you for all you have done for us! Your professional yet friendly personality makes working with you a pleasure."
​ —Sergio Briceno, CEO, CaseCruzer

FEES: My broad range of fees allows me to help authors at various stages of development. Have you written some chapters or an outline? Or are you at the very beginning?

For a book length of 15K to 30K fees begin at $12,000.

BOOK PROPOSALS:

Traditional publishers buy NONFICTION books based on book proposals. The proposal is 40 to 50 pages in length and includes an overview, marketing plan, table of contents and sample chapters. A lot of work is involved, but it means you can fish for a publisher before writing the entire book. Publishers are picky.

I wrote the book proposal that sold the new Paul Newman memoir to Knopf. I sorted through thousands of pages of newly discovered interviews in search of a book. My structure was used to develop the narrative for the title due in the autumn of 2022.

The Newman project was challenging. Tons of material. You likely don't have that much to sort through. But you will need a strong concept and a saleable online presence. Contact me for details. This approach saves you money, in some cases.

FEE: $7,650

With all due respect, I don't speculate on book projects. If you have a strong idea, there is a lot of work involved before you can present to publishers.

NETFLIX, AMAZON & HULU

DO YOU HAVE A SCREENPLAY IDEA: The explosion in streaming entertainment with Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Disney and others has created a need for content. Here again, the structure of your story is very important. A book coach will help you sort through your ideas to create a powerful feature film or television script.

I am a member of the Association of Ghostwriters & Writers Guild of America. Fees to be negotiated.

Thank you for your interest in my services. I WISH YOU EVERY SUCCESS!

Languages
English (CAN)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Entertainment
Health & Wellbeing
Music
Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Plays & Screenplays

Certifications

  • I am a member of Writers Guild of America and have co-developed one-hour TV pilots for ABC and CBS.

Awards

  • I am the recipient of multiple writing grants and fellowships from arts councils in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Michigan.

Work experience

Ghostwriter

Self-employed
December, 2005 – Present (over 16 years)

"Douglas your writing is concise, taut, and you take what could be complicated details and roll them out seamlessly—and the pace, terrific." — Beth Davey, Davey Literary & Media

The descriptive power of his words … was exceptional.”
— Midwest Book Review, The Lake That Stole Children

I am a former newspaper reporter and editor. My own books include fiction and nonfiction titles. Work with a professional.

“An excellent novel that touched my heart in so many ways.”
— Amazon review of The Memory Songbook

“Wow! Another great job. It’s funny and communicates the message really well. We can only begin by thanking you for all you have done for us! Your professional yet friendly personality makes working with you a pleasure.”

— Sergio Briceno, CEO, CaseCruzer

“This is excellent. I believe not only is this on-point with the client’s themes, but I feel they will love the conciseness and clear message.”

— Nick Alt, president, Clear-Media

“I am very pleased with your services. Your endless creativity and ability to meet tough deadlines continues to impress me.”

— Jeff Elliott, president, PowerPR

“Douglas is an extraordinary writer. Tremendous talent is evident in his fiction. His gifted storytelling ability also has been applied to articles and profiles he's written for several of my clients. Whether he's profiling a master herbalist … a floral artist or dress designer … Douglas brings out emotional ‘nuggets’ … that connect readers to the story. He is able to capture what so much of business writing and marketing communications often misses — soul. I always look forward to working with Douglas!”

— Maria Fotopolous, owner, TurboDog Communications

My clients also include law enforcement (crime fiction) and fitness (self-help) professionals, as well as—

• A French chef whose childhood memoir is a recipe for a delicious lifestyle

• A physician whose zeal for commercial real estate is helping professionals of all walks create lasting wealth.

• A lonely farmer who took to the internet after the death of his wife of 50 years and fell in love texting a woman whose handle was DL SAUCY.

• An Army chaplain whose war experiences inspired him to write a self-help book for caregivers paralyzed by powerlessness in an explosive world.

Let's talk. I want to know more about your book and what you hope to accomplish as a published author.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Restoring Venus : A Journey from Chronic Pain to Possibilities

Amy Eicher

One moment she was gliding through water training for an NCAA swimming competition. Thenext moment she was writhing in pain on the tiled deck of the college pool.Had a simple flip turn destroyed Amy Eicher’s athletic dreams? Or would her eighteen-yearquest to overcome debilitating pain be an initiation that would lead to her true calling?In her memoir, Restoring Venus, Eicher recounts the emot... read more

One moment she was gliding through water training for an NCAA swimming competition. Thenext moment she was writhing in pain on the tiled deck of the college pool.Had a simple flip turn destroyed Amy Eicher’s athletic dreams? Or would her eighteen-yearquest to overcome debilitating pain be an initiation that would lead to her true calling?In her memoir, Restoring Venus, Eicher recounts the emot... read more

The Passive Income Physician: Surviving a Career Crisis by Expanding Net Worth

Thomas Black

Even the best and brightest doctors lack a financial education. And that's why so many high-income earners eventually face a career crisis.Now there is a remedy for medical and other veteran and aspiring professionals—and it does not require predicting or investing in the stock market.THE PASSIVE INCOME PHYSICIAN is the story of a former U.S. Navy veteran who became an emergency medicine physi... read more

Even the best and brightest doctors lack a financial education. And that's why so many high-income earners eventually face a career crisis.Now there is a remedy for medical and other veteran and aspiring professionals—and it does not require predicting or investing in the stock market.THE PASSIVE INCOME PHYSICIAN is the story of a former U.S. Navy veteran who became an emergency medicine physi... read more

OMG!!!! You Met On The Internet?: How an online romance conquered grief and depression while restoring faith in a higher power

Donna Marie and John Peterson

Ever wondered what all the fuss is about with online dating? Or maybe you tried it and are still recovering from the shock and awe of the toothless wonders who confessed their undying love? In this riveting memoir, Lonely Farmer and DLSaucy, in their 7th and 8th decades, relive their romantic tale. From the reeling loss of a spouse, to depression and Depends, their online connection rekindled ... read more

Ever wondered what all the fuss is about with online dating? Or maybe you tried it and are still recovering from the shock and awe of the toothless wonders who confessed their undying love? In this riveting memoir, Lonely Farmer and DLSaucy, in their 7th and 8th decades, relive their romantic tale. From the reeling loss of a spouse, to depression and Depends, their online connection rekindled ... read more

Shelley in Haiti: One woman's quest for orphan prevention through job creation

Shelley Jean

Shelley Jean traveled to Haiti determined to adopt an orphan she had discovered online. Although she was already the mother of two biological children, expanding her family by embracing a displaced child was, in part, a fulfillment of her compassionate Christian faith. But when she witnessed the agony many Haitian women experienced when poverty —not lack of love—forced them to give up their ch... read more

Shelley Jean traveled to Haiti determined to adopt an orphan she had discovered online. Although she was already the mother of two biological children, expanding her family by embracing a displaced child was, in part, a fulfillment of her compassionate Christian faith. But when she witnessed the agony many Haitian women experienced when poverty —not lack of love—forced them to give up their ch... read more

The Memory Songbook

Douglas Glenn Clark

The Lake That Stole Children

Clark, Douglas Glenn

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