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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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What Happens When Editors Get Their Hands on Your Book : Interview with Editor Carrie Cantor

Posted: March 15, 2020 | By:

This article about Carrie Cantor, who has three decades’ worth of experience in the book publishing industry, is about the importance of searching for the right editor, the value an editor can bring, and her own process when working with an author. The full article was...

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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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How to Write a Book with Content You Already Have

Posted: February 24, 2020 | By:

Are you interested in writing a book, but a little overwhelmed by the size of the project? If you’ve been working in your industry for a long time or you have your own business, you’ve probably already created a lot of content that could be a great starting point for a book. When you look at it this way, becoming a published author seems a lot less intimidating.

 

Amelia Forczak is passionate about...

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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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Fanfiction Finally Gets Its Due

Posted: February 10, 2020 | By:

When I was a kid developing my obsession with The Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley Twins, I spent a lot of time coming up with my own ideas for the series. I would sketch out the covers, create the titles, and even write the back cover copy. I had no idea what I was doing back then had a name: fan fiction. And I definitely didn’t realize it was helping me grow as a writer.

For the uninitiated, fan fiction is any writing someone does that uses another writer’s characters and setting. And while fanfic as a concept isn’t new, the early-aughts saw the rise of online spaces like...

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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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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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Featured Writer of the Week: Jordan Michael Smith

Posted: September 9, 2019 | By:

Bronwyn Fryer - Gotham Ghostwriters

Jordan Michael Smith is a former speechwriter for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer. He is the author of a bestselling Kindle Single about President Jimmy Carter called Humanity. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, and many other...

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