Here are some clear signs that hiring a writer is a good fit for you and your book project.

An experienced ghostwriter or collaborator will make your project happen faster than you could make it happen yourself. And, often, the writer will make it better, too.

But it’s not for everyone.

What are the top signs that mean you need to hire a writer?

1. First Sign

Your book idea is so hot it is burning a hole in your pocket. Your friends love it. Your colleagues think you’re brilliant. Everyone says, you have to write this book! But you never seem to sit down and get started.

After many months of exciting conversations, you have to admit that your book exists more in your head than on the page. What to do?

2. Second Sign

You have an exceptional life story but you’re not a confident writer. You need help framing the story so that it’s compelling and so that publishers will be interested in it. You need help expressing your experiences. How to do this?

3. Third Sign

You’ve always liked writing. You relish the idea of writing a book and you know it would really help your brand or your business. But these days you’re so busy that you talk to your family and take meetings mainly when you’re at an airport or in a taxi. When will you find time to write this book?

4. Fourth Sign

You’re a celebrity in your field and your agent or manager is suggesting that you write a book. Your perspective is valued by millions of fans. A book seems like a great idea. But you don’t love writing. And, where to start a book?

5. Fifth Sign

An aspect of your profession would make a great book for general readers. Everyone always wants to know more about what you do, and how they could benefit from your knowledge and experience. You’d be perfect on TV.

But you’re not really a book person so you need lots of guidance. In fact, you might need to discuss your ideas with an experienced writer and have them write the book with you.

If any of these scenarios resonate with you, it’s time to call in a professional.

A writer will do all the hard work for you, so you can relax and enjoy the book creation process.