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Michelle R. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 12, 2016

Michelle R.

bestselling author
   United States
  |   Burlingame, CA
  |  8:07 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $75

I am the author of four books of fiction, including an internationally bestselling novel and an award-winning story collection. I have served as a distinguished visiting writer at three universities and spent eight years teaching creative writing at the graduate level. My articles and essays have appeared in many magazines and anthologies. I am currently on contract with a major U.S. publishing house for two novels, and am looking to expand into ghostwriting memoirs or autobiographies for celebrities, business executives, and other...

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I will ghostwrite your memoir or autobiography, using personal interviews, photographs, and other relevant materials. Drawing on years of expertise as a bestselling novelist and creative writing teacher, I will turn the true events of your life into a compelling narrative. I will help you find the heart of your story and answer the following questions: Where does your story begin and end? What are the most dramatic parts of your story? Which characters should be included in your novel or memoir? What parts of your story should be written in scene, and which parts can be summarized? What is the scope of your story? Who is your potential audience?

A bit about my experience: As a teacher and book doctor, I have helped a number of writers take their manuscripts from draft to publication. My own books have been translated into ten languages, hit the New York Times bestseller list as well as bestseller lists in Germany and France, won literary awards, and garnered excellent critical reviews from The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Denver Post, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and many other review sources.



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Education

University of Alabama
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
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University of Miami
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
1996 - 1998
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memoir writing
autobiography
ghostwrite celebrity memoir
literary ghostwriting
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