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Are We in a Golden Age of Writing?

Have we entered a golden age of writing? A recent article in Esquire seems to suggest so and a blog post at Gotham Ghostwriters, with a slew of comments from fellow writers and ghostwriters, seems to bear that out. What do you think? Are there more opportunities emerging for quality writing now than a few… Read More »

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Ghostwriting Memoirs Opens Doors to Wondrous New Worlds

It’s been quite a life so far. I fled China for Taiwan under the cover of darkness when Mao took hold. I made millions from a simple trade show business before “retiring” at age 39. I intercepted vital Communist communications while living undercover behind the Iron Curtain at the height of the Cold War. I… Read More »

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How Ghostwriting and Co-Authoring are Different

An article in yesterday’s trade press decried the recent announcement that novelist Wilbur Smith, who was signed to a six-book deal with HarperCollins, would be paired with co-authors for his forthcoming books because he admitted he couldn’t keep up with the writing pace on his own at age 79. There were claims of ghostwriting and… Read More »

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Are you charging too much as a ghostwriter?

There have been some online discussions recently about ghostwriting fees. Mainly, ghostwriters want to know what they should be charging for their work. They want to know what the “right” amount is to bill. And, truth is, there is no blanket “right” amount for ghostwriting work. Every ghostwriter has to decide for him or herself… Read More »

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Ghostwriters: How to be in the Right Place at the Right Time

We often hear that success can happen when we’re in the right place at the right time. That’s true whether you’re a ghostwriter or not. But how do you know where you should be and when? You can’t predict when a potential client will decide to begin their search for someone to ghostwrite their memoir,… Read More »

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Demand for ghostbloggers is rising among physicians

  When you picture a doctor hard at work, you probably visualize him or her meeting with patients an an exam room, or in an operating room, or looking at x-rays, right? You picture them doing what they’re good at, which is evaluating medical cases and prescribing treatments. That’s what they were trained to do.… Read More »

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Ghostwriting is Not Article Spinning

Have you seen job postings for large quantities of articles – maybe 50 or 100 at a time? And have you wondered how someone could write so many variations on the same topic? Well, they generally don’t. Which also helps explain the paltry fees offered. Increasingly, clients are asking that writers craft a single article… Read More »

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Is ghostwriting deceptive?

According to a tweet today from Pastor Rick Warren, “Using a “ghost writer” is PRETENDING to be an Author & claiming credit for another’s work. It’s deceptive & dishonest.” Oh, really? I humbly disagree. A ghostwriter is not someone who comes up with an idea for a book and sells that idea to someone else… Read More »

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BusinessGhost on Shark Tank

Ghostwriting and the TV show “Shark Tank” are two things I wouldn’t normally think go together, but last week I discovered that they do. Shark Tank is one of my new favorite shows (I love hearing about the interesting inventions and business ideas people have), so imagine my surprise when last week the investors on… Read More »

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Ghostwriters now have a professional association to call their own!

The Association of Ghostwriters is the leading professional organization for ghostwriters of books, articles, speeches, blogs and social media content. Members are experienced and aspiring ghostwriters dedicated to providing high-quality content to their clients, who are executives, organizations, professors, national speakers and other subject-matter experts. The purpose of the Association of Ghostwriters is to help… Read More »

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