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Featured Writer Friday: John Peragine on Ghostwriting & Collaboration

Posted: April 19, 2019 | By:

John Peragine is the author of 14 books and has ghostwritten more than 100 others. He is contributor for Huffington Post, Reuters, and The Today Show. He covered the John Edwards trial exclusively for Bloomberg News and the New York Times. He has written for Wine Enthusiast, Grapevine Magazine, Acres USA, WineMaker magazine, and Writer’s Digest. He has been writing professionally since 2007, after working 13 years in social work and as the piccolo player for the Western Piedmont Symphony for over 25 years. Peragine is a member...

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The Weekly Ghost


The Weekly Ghost: Ghostwriting News & Views 4/17

Posted: April 17, 2019 | By:

Writer friends and beyond: I hope you're having a fantastic week so far. This is the second edition of The Weekly Ghost, a roundup of news, links, and exciting developments in the larger ghostwriting world and in our very own network.

Got news for me? Pitch it for inclusion in the Weekly Ghost and in our newsletter by sharing with me at jessica@gothamghostwriters.com.

As the WGA Turns. . .

In the latest round of news around the

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Free(lance) Advice


32 Free Online Research Resources for Freelancers & Nonfiction Writers

Posted: April 15, 2019 | By:

I've done freelance and in-house copywriting, content marketing, and general journalism for about a decade, penning everything from broadcast news to newspaper articles and promotional blog posts. I would hardly have managed to complete a third of them if not for the free online research resources and tools I've gathered over the years—first in J-school and professionally in full-time editor/content director roles and in side jobs as a freelance writer and content strategy consultant.

In that time, I've had to write about a lot about things with which I'm generally...

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Expert Q & A


Featured Writer Friday: Caroline Leavitt

Posted: April 12, 2019 | By:

This Q&A with Caroline Leavitt is the first of many features showcasing the wisdom and experience of the talented writers and editors in our network. These award-winning and bestselling authors and editorial experts know  the writing and publishing process inside and out.

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The Weekly Ghost


The Weekly Ghost: Ghostwriting News & Views | April 10, 2019

Posted: April 10, 2019 | By:

Writer friends and beyond: I hope you're having a fantastic week so far. I'm delighted to introduce The Weekly Ghost, a roundup of news, links, and exciting developments in the larger ghostwriting world and in our very own network.

Got news for me? Pitch it for inclusion in the Weekly Ghost and in our newsletter by sharing with me at jessica@gothamghostwriters.com.


Often traditional publishing...

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Pros on Prose


Is your idea book-worthy? Ask these 11 questions to make sure.

Posted: February 15, 2019 | By:

It’s easy to tell people “I have a book idea.” But before you invest your time in writing, you need to make sure that idea is powerful enough to build a book on.

Here are 11 questions to ask yourself before you exert significant effort towards becoming a nonfiction author. If you can’t answer these with a firm and confident “Yes!”, then you’d better work on the idea before you work on the book.

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Free(lance) Advice


Is The Pass-Through For You?

A Primer On The New Deduction For Freelancers

Posted: February 1, 2019 | By:

Tax season is never a dull moment for freelancers. And this year brings a particularly notable new wrinkle: the 20 percent pass-through deduction for small businesses that was included in the 2017 tax reform bill. Like many tax rules, this deduction is a little more complex than it sounds at first. So before you get your hopes up, let’s take a closer look at the potential savings for writers for hire.

First, keep in mind that the new...

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Job News


JOB SEARCH: SPEECHWRITER, TULANE UNIVERSITY

Posted: January 30, 2019 | By:

 

We have been retained by Tulane University to assist their search for a full-time, senior-level speechwriter to support their president, Michael Fitts

This is a great opportunity for an accomplished speech pro with prior experience working in higher education.

Below is the full job description for the position, Senior Advisor to the President, Executive Communications. Please note that this is a full-time job based in New Orleans.

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Company Update


Job Opening: Editorial Director

Posted: January 9, 2019 | By:

Our agency is actively seeking candidates for the role of Editorial Director.

The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial wordsmith with a strong background in book publishing.

Below is the full job description.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please email a cover letter, your resume, and at least three representative writing samples to:

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Pros on Prose


Is writing a book your New Year’s resolution? Better read this first.

Posted: January 4, 2019 | By:

This is the year! 2019. Are you going to write a book this year?


If all you have is burning desire and willpower, you will fail. You need a plan.

This is that plan. (While this plan is designed for non-fiction, much of this advice may help fiction writers as well.)

Here’s what not to do: start...

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