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Fixed-Price - Entry Level ($) - Est. Budget: $50 - Posted
I'm looking for people who can write a good western - cows, horses, cowboys, guns, guts, sheriffs, outlaws, etc. etc. Action, Romance, Gay, Straight, strange, whatever--no erotica or racism. You do need to know English well enough to mimic the language -- it's post-Civil War to about 1910 and things changed fast. Here's the good part. I only need 5,000 to 10,000 words and I'll pay $50 upfront on acceptance and then 50% of Kindle royalties. If you've already got a long book that hasn't gone anywhere, we'll break in into a serial. I will be checking plagiarism.
Skills: Short Story Writing Creative writing English Fiction Writing
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $180 - Posted
Hey, I hope you're well. I am looking for an excellent writer to join my publishing company and produce awesome, high quality Сhildren's books. This is a location independent job- you can live anywhere, travel to Bahamas or be wherever you'd like. The job would require you to produce well researched, excellently written books for a children. If the first job is completed successfully and to a high level of quality, we can discuss long term work. Every book we release we aim to make a bestseller, so you may turn out to be Kindle-Famous after this. If you’re hired for this position and the work is of excellent quality then we can discuss a long-term relationship in which you would join my team of writers. This means that you would have a steady stream of projects to work on as we are continually publishing books, the only limit would be the time you have available. I will pay anywhere from $30 - $120 per book (we will decide on a $ per 100 word rate). Each book is around 9000 to 10,000 words. Please note that the amount specified in the job posting was simply a placeholder. (DELETE ME IF NOT RELEVANT) I am looking for someone who enjoys writing and learning. You must have an excellent grasp of the English language and write well in everyday English – ideally English should be your first language. You should also be aware that you will be required to sign a quick non-disclosure agreement before the work begins. Additionally all work will be subjected to a plagiarism check via a service such as CopyScape, I know this isn’t going to be necessary but it is required to protect the company. Valid from 90% unique. If you want to be considered for this job then reply and use the word ZERO as the FIRST word in your application! It's important! I look forward to working with you. Best regards, Yana
Skills: Short Story Writing Child Counseling Children's Writing Content Writing
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $500 - Posted
We are looking for 3 excellent writers to join our publishing team and produce high-quality fiction content. Themes of the stories include: Prince, Prince / bad boy, private islands, independant woman, Romance / mystery, Romance / fantasy, Romance / vampire, etc. We will be paying 10$/1000 words. Payment can be either fixed rate per book or royalty split (50/50) of sales indefinitely. When hired, we expect the writer to deliver one new book part (10 000 words) every 7 days. About Your Assignment: • Stories need to be approximately 40 to 50,000 words (split in 5 parts of 8 to 10 000 words) each and each bid is for 1 story. • The compensation for this bid is the total payment for the story. • You will be provided with a sub-genre of romance to write within, and given the plot to work with with a chapter breakdown. • This assignment may become a long-term relationship. We pride ourselves on providing consistent work for our current creative authors and are always delighted to add more writers to our team. The skills necessary for this job include: • writing engaging, 100% original and creative stories, • being an experienced writer, • being fluent in English, • producing work that is free of errors, • having an excellent grammar and vocabulary, and being able to thoroughly proofread and edit, • developing interesting characters and develop solid stories on which to built, • respecting deadlines, and • being familiar with historical western romance. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Work should be delivered in .doc or .docx format. Your work will be checked for plagiarism. And must be 100% original content. Plagiarism will not be accepted. Any non-original work will be returned without compensation and you will no longer be considered for future projects. By applying to this job post, you agree that this is a work for hire and ghostwriting position. By submitting your proposal, you understand that this position is for ghostwriting work. Once the work is accepted and paid for, all the ownership rights are transferred to us. The story's copyrights will be transferred to us, and you will not retain any rights to the finished products. We reserve the right to use the material in any form, whether electronic or print, and will own all rights for publication, including but not limited to, the copyrights, byline rights, resale, ownership, editing, revision, and distribution rights. You will have no rights to distribute or republish the material in any form whatsoever, even excerpts for your portfolio. Before payment, you will be required to sign, date, scan and e-mail a nondisclosure agreement. You should include a cover letter letting us know why we should consider you for this position and please attach some, already published, samples of your work, preferably in the subject of this job offer with the proposal. Please also state the genre you have been writing about. Please include a words “Vivian Blastel” in your application letter so we know that you have read this post over. We are looking forward reading your proposals.
Skills: Short Story Writing English English Grammar English Proofreading
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $500 - Posted
Hi, We are looking for a few high-quality historical regency romance ghostwriters experienced in the Regency era and are good with deep emotions and connections between characters to work on CLEAN romance series. *** The budget listed can be more or less depending on skill sets and experience.

 *** The price listed is for one 45k book. Addition things to considered: 1/ write up stories in a 3-parts series. Each part is 45-50k words.

 2/ CLEAN Historical Regency romance( NO SEX) written in series form

 3/ Accommodating that willing to make changes if needed (that will be min if you are a strong writer)

 4/ Willing to work and brainstorm with us on Book Blurb for sales jacket, story outline before actual write up,etc

 5/ Strong proofreading/ clean editing from your end

 6/ willing to do reading on research materials, sample stories to understand the history and genre (of course, we will compensate that on your time).

 7/ Willing to follow a structure using template with pointers provided 

8/ Need the writing to be FAST and STRONG who has the ability to turn quickly high quality series. 

9/ Need to be RELIABLE as in responsive in replies and able to meet datelines so stories can push out in a CONSISTENT timeframe.

 10/ good experience in historical regency romance story of what readers really want.
 - believable conflict
 - English-American dialogue
 - having the engagement with readers where they can feel a romantic emotional connection with the story and characters.
 - Excellent English-American writing. 

***IMPORTANT : PLAGIARISM***
All works MUST be unique and original. No plagiarizing of others' works or works that you have written for other clients. 
Stories written for us MUST by original and CANNOT by found anywhere in internet. All stories submitted to us will run through COPYSCAPE and with our beta readers who are avid readers for the genre. When they report back that they have read the stories(s) else where before and part of it is available on internet through Copyscape scanning, we will take the necessary action:

 A- report to Upwork immediately
 B- You won't be paid for the story and terminate our future working relationship instantly
 C- post a 1star review and write a detailed review comment warning other potential client.
 *** Please DONT APPLY for this job if you CANNOT adhere to this ***

 Having say the above pointers, it will potential be a long-term working relationships. 

Projects will be given constantly if proven good. Eventually, we would want to go exclusive with you (if proven that you are the rite fit for the team) meaning to push out more high quality series and faster.

On top of that, the type of writing will surely hone your skill as we are looking for deep emotions.

 Upon reading the pointers above, if you are interested and available, we can discuss more in details. 

If you are the type that need consistent payment and at the same time to hone your writing skills, I can keep you busy as there are more projects available. We are constantly on the look out for great and suitable writer for the genre.

 I am not a slave driver and easy to work with for we value our writer as well as hold them with respect.

If we love your writing, your availability being reliable and commitment, we would love to extend our invitation to put you on our exclusive list if you are willing and interested. Being exclusive with us will means that there are a GUARANTEE number of projects throughout the year and beyond. 

 Please propose to us:
-your pricing on 45-50k words in total for a 3-parts series.(Please give us a good pricing) 
- your time frame to complete each book. Each book will need to be proofread, with clean editing. Also, need a plot outline send through and discussed before actual write up.

 - *** please send us 2 short story samples (less than 2-5k words) on regency romance or historical romance fiction. Thanks and I'm look forward to your reply.

 P.S: The budget listed can be more or less depending on skill sets and experience.

 The price listed is for one 45k book. ~J
Skills: Short Story Writing Content Writing Creative writing Editing
Fixed-Price - Entry Level ($) - Est. Budget: $85 - Posted
I am looking for a native English speaking romance ghostwriter, who is able to provide a romance e-book between 8,000 – 10,000 words in length and a 150 word description of the story. The story’s plot should include themes of paranormal or contemporary romance. ***The proposed budget for this story is $85.00. You will be given a great deal of creative freedom with this project, as you will be able to develop the plot as you wish, as long as the story includes the requested themes. I am looking for HIGH QUALITY, 100% original content. The eBook should be delivered in .doc or .docx format. You agree that you will own no rights to the work or parts of the work and you understand/agree your name will not appear anywhere on the work. I will retain all copyrights to this story. Must have experience writing in the romantic fiction genre and have excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation. Please provide a writing sample at the time of your application. I am looking to create an ongoing business relationship with chosen bidder(s). I have many future projects in mind. Hope to hear from you!
Skills: Short Story Writing Creative writing ebook Writing English
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $250 - Posted
I need a mystery story written. The story is to be titled- "In the Shadows". Can be stretched out to a short story series if you have a good concept. Let me know your ideas. The book is to be a minimum of 15 pages, maximum of 25 pages, not double spaced. No more than 1/2" margins all around. Font is to be Times New Roman, 12 pt font. Submit your proposal as to what you envision the story line to be. Be creative. Think outside the box. I need this done ASAP. I also need the publishing agreement signed to accept proposal. Thank you!
Skills: Short Story Writing Creative writing Ghostwriting
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $250 - Posted
I need a romance/drama story written. The story is to be titled- "I Love You More". Can be stretched out to a short story series if you have a good concept. Let me know your ideas. The book is to be a minimum of 15 pages, maximum of 25 pages, not double spaced. No more than 1/2" margins all around. Font is to be Times New Roman, 12 pt font. Submit your proposal as to what you envision the story line to be. Be creative. Think outside the box. I need this done ASAP. I also need the publishing agreement signed to accept proposal. Thank you!
Skills: Short Story Writing Creative writing Ghostwriting Romance Writing
Hourly - Expert ($$$) - Est. Time: More than 6 months, Less than 10 hrs/week - Posted
I'm not exactly sure what to post here to find the best candidate. You see, I help dentists with content creation for SEO purposes. But I'd like to also create content that resonates with dental patients. Entertaining content, not just educational content which is dry and boring. We've had some good success with video production. But we have yet to create a repeatable, scalable process to consistently deliver amazing content that people crave. I've been intensively studying content marketing, and conceptually I think we do a pretty good job. I feel like storytelling is the missing element to our content marketing program. If you area a natural storyteller, let''s find a process to delivering amazing stories that actually hold people's attention and create a moral to the story. I just got off the phone with Doug from http://www.storytelling-in-business.com/ and he's basically the best model I've noticed for the direction I'd like to head. If you'd like an example of a video/website I feel we did a decent job with storytelling (not great, but decent), or at least had a good introduction to a larger campaign, check out www.ckfarr.com Also, while I have yet to publish any of the stories, https://www.youtube.com/dentalmarketingguy will provide you some insight of the dry technical details involved in how I'm helping dentists. Maybe you can help me create amazing stories to deliver the lessons I'm hoping to convey?
Skills: Short Story Writing Content Writing
Fixed-Price - Intermediate ($$) - Est. Budget: $100 - Posted
Hi! I run an Ebook publishing business that specializes in Mills & Boon Romance. My ambition is to build a new age publishing business thats customer focussed, and dynamic just like our modern readers. I am looking for 3 writers to become a part of my core team at this business. If you love to read Mills & Boon, write romance and are a dreamer and creator of stories this is the perfect job for you. You will be given the creative freedom to express yourselves, and a team to work with thats equally passionate. Your stories will be read by thousands of readers around the world. You will be writing ebooks of 9,000 words + 150 words description and the proposed budget is $100/story. There also could be opportunities to do longer novels, and series. Please submit a previous work sample when applying. We are looking at 3-4 stories per month of work on this job if hired. Look forward to hearing from you!
Skills: Short Story Writing Creative writing ebook Writing Fiction Writing