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Jennifer Banash Wins 2019 Writing Residency with Hewnoaks

Posted: May 18, 2019 | By:

I'm delighted to announce that our very own Jennifer Banash, Director of our soon-to-launch Gotham Ghostwriters Creative Writing practice, has won a 2019 writing residency with Hewnoaks.

Located in Portland, ME, Hewnoaks was established in 1901 by artists Marion Larrabee Volk and her husband Douglas Volk, who hosted numerous artists there in addition to developing their own work. Today, the property's primary purpose is as an artist and writer residency.

Here's what Jen has to...

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Free(lance) Advice


Screenwriter Bob Sáenz on Rewriting for Hire

Posted: May 15, 2019 | By:

Screenwriting sage, author, and editor Jeanne Veillette Bowerman always shares excellent stories from the silverscreen on ScriptMag.com, but this interview with screenwriter Bob Sáenz is particularly pertinent to ghosting and the process of rewriting for hire. In the interview, he takes readers deep into the world of a professional screenwriter, with an extensive discussion on networking strategies, the...

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Expert Q & A


Featured Writer of the Week: Sue Treiman

Posted: May 13, 2019 | By:

This week's featured writer is Sue Treiman, who became a storyteller at nine, when she sent unsolicited scripts to popular television shows. And she hasn't stopped since. Her award-studded career spans a wide range of print and broadcast journalism—including writing, producing and directing—as well as extensive online work. Today, she remains KPMG’s in-house...

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Company Update


Jennifer Banash, Jess Zafarris Join Gotham Ghostwriters in Major Expansion

Posted: May 6, 2019 | By:

Gotham Ghostwriters is delighted to announced the hiring of two new senior team members: acclaimed author and ghostwriter Jennifer Banash as Director of its Creative Writing practice; and former Writer’s Digest content strategist and digital content director Jessica Zafarris as Executive Director of Marketing and Communications.

The two hires mark the second phase...

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Expert Q & A


Featured Writer of the Week: Wendy Meyeroff

Posted: May 3, 2019 | By:

Ghosting expert Wendy Meyeroff has been an award-winning provider of health communications (and science/tech) for 20+ years, first of B2B and then a leader in B2C. Through her WM Medical Communications, (a site she designed and wrote BTW) she’s supplied print, a/v, and online materials for a wide range of clients across the U.S. and beyond, with her...

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The Weekly Ghost


The Weekly Ghost: Ghostwriting News and Views | May 1, 2019

Posted: May 1, 2019 | By:

Beating the Freelance Blues

Lately my non-Gotham time has been consumed by an unusually high volume of freelance work. Amid several simultaneous projects, I've hardly had a moment of downtime to focus on anything else—okay, yeah, except Game of Thrones. I had started to feel a bit frayed around the edges. So when Dan shared a great article about avoiding burnout as a freelance writer, I took it to heart. This segment especially resonated with me:

One of the...

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Pros on Prose


What Is a “Words Whisperer,” and How Is It Different from a Ghostwriter?

Posted: April 30, 2019 | By:

The following article originally appeared in a LinkedIn post by Chris Benguhe, an author, columnist, editor, publishing consultant, and speaker who is part of the Gotham Ghosts writer network.


Last month one of my repeat clients asked me to describe what I do. Since “What’s this about?” is one of the first questions I ask the CEOs and thought leaders I help to answer right out of the gate, I must admit I was a little flustered when the question...

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Expert Q & A


Featured Writer Friday: Larissa Shmailo on Writing About Hot-Button Topics and More

Posted: April 26, 2019 | By:

Larissa Shmailo is a poet, novelist, translator, editor, and critic. Her new novel is Sly Bang; her first novel is Patient Women. Her poetry collections are Medusa’s Country, #specialcharacters, In Paran, A Cure for Suicide, and Fib Sequence . Her poetry albums are The No-Net World and Exorcism, for which she won the New Century Best Spoken Word Album award. Shmailo is the original English-language translator of the first Futurist opera Victory over the Sun by Alexei Kruchenych, performed at...

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The Weekly Ghost


The Weekly Ghost: The Future of Writing

Posted: April 24, 2019 | By:

Happy Wednesday, all. This week's edition of the Weekly Ghost covers new writing technology developments disrupting (and enhancing!) the publishing and speechwriting world—plus a wealth of exciting updates from our writer network. 

The Future of Writing

Our team stays on top of the latest developments in the writing world, and as anyone who's paying attention knows, technology continues to collide with today’s publishing environment. While some of us might bemoan the ceaselessly shifting landscape in which we work, tech...

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Publishing Advice


Why Work With a Developmental Editor?

Posted: April 22, 2019 | By:

So, you’ve finished your book. But you have a niggling feeling that something isn’t working with it, and you’ve reread it so many times, you can’t tell anymore, and you don’t know what to do.

You could have your partner read it, or friends, but they all love you and they may not be as critical as you want them to be because they want to spare your feelings, or they want to make you feel good. Plus, unless they are writers themselves, will they be able to know what advice or techniques you might use to fix what isn’t working?

That’s where a developmental editor...

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