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Featured Writer of the Week: Jonathan Merritt

Posted: April 5, 2020 | By:

Jonathan Merritt is a writer based in New York City. He writes on religion, culture, and politics for The Atlantic, The Week, and is author of several critically-acclaimed books including Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words are Vanishing - and How We Can Revive Them. Learn more at

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The Dos and Don’ts of Working From Home

Posted: March 30, 2020 | By:

Working from home doesn’t have to be less productive than being in the office—think of all the missed work when you overhear your coworkers talking or getting pulled into a meeting you didn’t really need to attend (wait, that’s still happening for some of you, but at least you can be on mute!). As we head into another week of working from home, we thought we’d put together a few tips and tricks from the people who have a lot of expertise in doing so: writers! We reached out to our network of writers and editors, some of whom have been working from...

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Pay the Writer: Harlan Ellison’s Words Live On

Posted: February 17, 2020 | By:

This article was reposted from David Murray's blog with permission from the author.

I have been published in The New York Times, the Atlantic, the Chicago TribuneChicago Magazine and many other publications; and I've had my work rejected by other periodicals, ranging from The New Yorker to Modern Drunkard magazine.

Now comes Cannabis...

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The Intake Imperative: How Ghostwriters Can Start Client Relationships on the Right Foot

Posted: January 31, 2020 | By:

Jonathan Rick - How to Write an Op-Ed

This article on better client relationships by Jonathan Rick has been reposted with the author's permission. It was originally posted at

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Journalists & Freelance Writers Push Back Against Gig Worker Laws 

Posted: November 26, 2019 | By:

The United States’ gig economy has been undergoing a shift this year. Various state governments are intending to protect their constituents from exploitation with new gig worker laws, but the proposed laws are creating problems for full-time freelancers.

On November 7 and

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6 Reasons Why Book Coaching Is a Great Side Hustle for a Ghostwriter

Posted: September 27, 2019 | By:

Jennie Nash Book Coaching - Gotham Ghostwriters

This post is written by Jennie Nash, founder and CEO of Author Accelerator, who will provide a free introductory webinar on book coaching in partnership with Gotham Ghostwriters on October 9, 2019. Learn more and register here.


Book coaches help fiction...

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Book Promotion: 10 Tips for Authors on Social Media

Posted: July 31, 2019 | By:

It’s now a different world for writers. This is thanks to the combination of self-publishing, and the emergence of a variety of platforms for writers to share their work. Social media is now the platform of choice for writers to connect with their fans and promote their latest work.

In a way, this evens the playing field a bit. The same social media platforms that are available to world-famous authors are also available to writers who work on a smaller scale. So are many of the tools associated with promoting on social media.

Still, there’s no guarantee of success. To...

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The 4 Things Every Op-Ed Needs

Posted: May 31, 2019 | By:

Ghostwriter Jonathan Rick explains how to write an op-ed, focusing on the four key elements required to craft a compelling and authoritative piece.


Jonathan Rick - How to Write an Op-Ed

Make a timely argument, about which you can speak...

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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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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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