Many consider the outsourcing of creative writing tasks akin to an abominable act. It isn’t unusual to see jobs about short-stories, novellas, novels, and even poems posted on an online freelance platform
. Clients who resort to outsourcing such sensitive tasks to freelance writers are either very successful creative writers with too much on their plate or just not talented enough and wish to turn their ideas into words.
Creative writing jobs are also not for every freelance writer merely because they require a different kind of expertise many freelance writers can’t deliver. The skill needed to craft articles, blog posts, and web content isn't just the same as that required to create a fictional story that is meant to entertain its readers. It is not uncommon for a content writer capable of producing a 3000 daily word-count to be unable to string a simple sentence that facilitates the progress of a fictional story.
Despite the difficulties involved in outsourcing this task, it remains a job that regularly features on online writing job boards and other online freelancing websites. Needless to add, it has freelancers with creative writing juices lining up to accept it.
What most clients do to navigate the challenges involved in outsourcing this creative job is to outline the story they wish to write while also divulging relevant information that will help the ghost-writer like the name of the characters, the setting of the story, and the background of each character.