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How to Write the Perfect Wedding Toast

Posted: March 23, 2020 | By:

Alicia Ostarello and Angie Sommer are cofounders of Vow Muse, a ghostwriting service for all the special moments in your life including custom-written vows, speeches, and ceremonies. They have been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Brides, and Good Morning America being recognized as "Toast Whisperers." Learn more at

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4 Tactics When Your Op-Ed Pitch Elicits Crickets

Posted: March 2, 2020 | By:

Jonathan Rick - How to Write an Op-Ed

For 15 years, I’ve been writing and pitching op-eds. Here are the most memorable and useful lessons I’ve learned over the years — the hard way:

1. Sometimes,...

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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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Ghostwriting is Collaboration: A Ghostwriter’s Thoughts on Authenticity and Authorship

Posted: January 22, 2020 | By:

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

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Writing What They Meant to Say: Conveying the Nuances of Verbal Communication

Posted: November 8, 2019 | By:

Allen R. Smith - Gotham Ghostwriters

The following blog post is a segment from award-winning ghostwriter Allen R Smith's recent post, "Writing What They Meant to Say," about capturing his clients' true voice. Read the full article here.


Skilled writers don’t just write...

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Tales from a Ghostwriter Living in a Haunted House

Posted: October 31, 2019 | By:

Pauline Bartel - Gotham Ghostwriters

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...

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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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The Horrors of Being a Ghost(writer): Our Stories About Nightmare Clients, via Writer’s Digest

Posted: September 12, 2019 | By:

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,

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5 Bestselling Books Written by Ghostwriters

Posted: August 30, 2019 | By:

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...

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Communication can’t solve everything. But can it solve anything?

Posted: August 28, 2019 | By:

This article was written by David Murray, editor and publisher of Vital Speeches of the Day.


David Murray speechwriting - Gotham Ghostwriters

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...

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