Ghostwriting is Collaboration: A Ghostwriter’s Thoughts on Authenticity and Authorship
The question of authorship and authenticity can be a fraught topic when working with a ghostwriter. We find that the subject comes up often in our world. It's very common (and generally widely accepted) for businesspeople, activists, public advocates, politicians, actors, influencers, and thought leaders to work with a ghostwriter. After all, a businessperson has
Writing What They Meant to Say: Conveying the Nuances of Verbal Communication
Tales from a Ghostwriter Living in a Haunted House
We have a special writer feature this week, just for Halloween! Pauline Bartel from our network operates her ghostwriting practice from an office in upstate New York. But at night, she returns to her haunted house where she lives with the ghost of the original owner. Learn more about Pauline, the curious happenings in her home, and...
6 Reasons Why Book Coaching Is a Great Side Hustle for a Ghostwriter
The Horrors of Being a Ghost(writer): Our Stories About Nightmare Clients, via Writer’s Digest
A few weeks ago, Writer's Digest published the online version of a previously in-print feature by our own Dan Gerstein about nightmare ghostwriting clients, complete with insights from several of the writers in our network. Marlayna Glynn, Bronwyn Fryer, Oren Rawls, Louise Bernikow, Justine Duhr,
5 Bestselling Books Written by Ghostwriters
Anyone seeking to grow their platform, establish themself as a thought leader, build their brand, or simply tell a compelling story might require the help of a ghostwriter to bring their vision to life. If your time or writing expertise prevents you from writing a book, working with a ghostwriter can ensure that your message reaches the world as well-crafted, beautifully structured book. From memoirs and tell-alls to cookbooks and speeches, books written by ghostwriters are more common you might expect. So, how many of these that you’ve read or heard of were penned with the help of a...
Communication can’t solve everything. But can it solve anything?
This article was written by David Murray, editor and publisher of Vital Speeches of the Day.
I’d been brought up—by two writer parents at the dinner table and by Phil Donahue on TV—to believe that communication could solve anything.
It wasn’t only me: My whole American...
The Author-Ghostwriter Relationship: When Books Fall Apart
On a cold and dreary Vermont day last March, I was dreaming by the woodstove of taking a summer vacation to Greece. I’ve never been to the land of Odysseus and was playing around on Airbnb, looking at a lovely, whitewashed house near a beach to stay at on the island of Corfu. My big financial ship was about to come in, so why not...
Featured Writer of the Week: 5 Questions for Jonathan Rick
If you've read this blog before, you're likely familiar with Jonathan Rick's powerful ghosting and freelancing insights, which he shares regularly on the GG blog and on his own site. As you might expect, he steered his Featured Writer conversation away from himself and...
“Sincerely, X” Podcast Discusses Ghostwriting for Wedding Speeches, Eulogies, Work Emails, and More
The latest episode of the podcast "Sincerely, X" addressed the practice of ghostwriting for wedding speeches, eulogies, work emails and other personal occasions.
In an age when identity is commodified and personalities become brands, there are still trusted spaces of authenticity: love letters, wedding speeches, eulogies, job applications, etc. What happens when people seek out ghostwriters to represent them in these spaces? (Aside from the plot of Cyrano de Bergerac or Hitch, that is.)