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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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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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Featured Writer of the Week: Jordan G. Teicher

Posted: March 9, 2020 | By:

Jordan G. Teicher is a writer based in Brooklyn. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, and The New Republic, among other publications. Learn more at jordangteicher.weebly.com or by following @teicherj on Twitter.

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Featured Writer of the Week: Mary Curran Hackett

Posted: February 24, 2020 | By:

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Mary Curran Hackett is the author of two novels, Proof of Heaven and Proof of Angels. Her writing has also been featured in The Writer, Writer's Digest, and other national magazines, as well as NPR. Her blog post "What I Want Everyone to Know About Suicide" went viral in 2015, and she appeared on NBC Nightly...

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Featured Writer of the Week: Toni Robino

Posted: August 19, 2019 | By:

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This week's featured writer is Toni Robino, co-founder of Windword Literary Services LLC and a leading editorial collaborator in both fiction and nonfiction, with titles on the New York Times bestseller list. She’s creatively inspired by projects that can make a profound difference for the planet and the conscious...

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Featured Writer of the Week: Glenn Plaskin

Posted: May 20, 2019 | By:

Veteran journalist and celebrity interviewer Glenn Plaskin is the bestselling author of Horowitz: The Biography of Vladimir Horowitz; Turning Point: Pivotal Moments in the Lives of America’s Celebrities; KATIE: Up and Down The Hall: The True Story of How One Dog Turned Four Neighbors into a Family, plus a great variety of

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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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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 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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