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Five Nevers of Ghostwriting Success

Posted: May 12, 2017 | By:

Looking back over my three decades of ghostwriting, I realize that every bad client experience I had was really my own fault. In each case, I ignored the flashing red warning signs. I’m not claiming that these rules are absolute for every ghostwriter, nor that they will protect you in every case. I only hope that my five “nevers” may be a useful guide to other ghostwriters.

 

  1. Never Agree to Work with a Client After You Say You Won’t
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Pros on Prose


It’s Not as Bad as You Think

Posted: May 5, 2017 | By:

In America, we engage in frivolous rhetoric because we can afford to. That’s not a boast. That’s a failure of character. It's along these lines: The comedian Chris Rock said, “If a homeless person has a funny sign, he hasn’t been homeless that long. A real homeless person is too hungry to be funny.”

I say a nation that was really hurting for themselves or others wouldn’t spend any time calling the other half names. They’d get serious and do whatever it...

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Pros on Prose


You, me, and RFK

Posted: April 28, 2017 | By:

I took a Robert Kennedy biography on spring break, and all I got was six lousy insights on speechwriting.

Actually, not lousy at all, thanks to author Evan Thomas's understanding of leadership communication—how it works, and how it doesn't. This is what I learned from Robert Kennedy: His Life

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Literary Events


You’re Invited: A Discussion of the Ghost Life with Barbara Feinman Todd

Posted: April 5, 2017 | By:

Gotham Ghostwriters Presents. . . 

The Ghost Life

A discussion with recovering ghostwriter Barbara Feinman Todd, author of the revealing new memoir, Pretend I’m Not Here

APRIL 24/NYC


What’s it like to be a ghostwriter? That's naturally the first...

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Free(lance) Advice


Last Minute Tax Tips for Ghostwriters

Posted: March 31, 2017 | By:

There’s something funny about being a ghostwriter: While you might be great at writing and capturing your client’s voice, ghosting also has a business side. Earning an income as a ghostwriter means dealing with tax issues each year (and each quarter when you have estimated payments!).

I know about this firsthand. Besides my work as a ghostwriter, I also run Almost Millions, a personal finance site for freelancers...

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