1. We bridge the gap between an idea and an audience by co-operating in a bespoke way with key departments in the media supply chain. We are not just a service to provide a client with a manuscript. Our intention is to achieve the maximum benefit for the most people through broad, focused, and creative thinking.
2. The publishing world is changing. A golden age for writers, agents, sellers, and printers has now arrived where author services are impacting systems of distribution. Old structures are re-forming, and new ones have arrived. The London Ghostwriting Company has moved into this future with its finger on the pulse, as we bring story ideas forward in new ways. We move with the times and with our clients.
3. Writing changes the world. Bringing written words forth into the material world creates reverberations. So we have both a responsibility for and a proclivity toward high level thinking. Finding the true theme to any story is therefore central to our work, and in turn the world. A good book can change the world for the better. A bad one can cause irreparable damage.
4. As Schopenhauer taught, art and philosophy are activities (Rajas) to transcend our conflict (Tamas). Thus, craft provides cohesion to the psyche or order from chaos, Yang from Yin or balance (Sattva). This tuning process grounds a person chemically and psychically. To have made something useful in a material form is therefore imperative to one’s survival as well as one’s understanding that on some level everything is story: science, evolution, the concept of countries, worlds, Gods, and universes. All is story.
5. The creative process is magical and due to the way the intellect interprets happenings myths form through narrative, character, and theme. To observe this happening is quite an awakening and prompts a journey that develops character in the same way that a mountain climber becomes stronger as he steps. The journey becomes harder, but he becomes more resilient, conditioned, humble, wise, and awake.
6. Characters, worlds, different realms: these are all outlets for us to channel contained energy. In this sense we are alchemists for all energy does is change form. JK Rowling channelled the grief she faced after her mother died to manifest Harry. This is something we can do with emotions: we can put them to use, we can engage in their transformation towards creative ends.
7. All people are creative, but many struggle to find an outlet for their creative projects. Unfulfilled, we ruminate, go mad, or simply go to waste. That’s unnecessary. It’s not about dreaming, it is about animating the dream (Rajas). By seeing this through, you will have left footprints for others to follow. These are signs or your significance, your signature.
8. Locked into the roles of the intellectual critic, and the professional bystander, a person becomes decadent (Tamas). Avoid the trap of becoming an expert student, by creating and learning in balance. Don’t lock in to any rigid holding pattern that the intellectual mind desires. The creative process is where it’s at, for the movement of this creative energy is, as Dylan Thomas said, The force that through the green fuse drives the flower.
9. To leave behind a body of work that you saw an end to is a worthy life to have led, and is worth walking the long road for.
10. Co-operation with others as we move toward common goals is how we form meaningful relationships. This is participation and real trade that is healthy and not toxic. To work with one another in the pursuit of something worthwhile is to experience relationships in the profound way that people yearn for. To do this creatively is memorable. In fact, there is nothing else quite so meaningful.