Featured Writer of the Week: Jonathan Merritt
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
The Dos and Don’ts of Working From Home
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...
What Happens When Editors Get Their Hands on Your Book : Interview with Editor Carrie Cantor
6 Reasons Why Book Coaching Is a Great Side Hustle for a Ghostwriter
10 of the Greatest U.S. Presidential Speeches of All Time
Aristotle’s Rhetoric has defined what empowers a speaker and their audience, rating persuasion based on its appeals toward emotion, logic, and credibility. Speeches aim to inspire or convince. Key speeches by U.S. presidents are carefully constructed—usually by professional ghostwriters—to call Americans to action in vital historic moments. The following addresses are some of the greatest presidential speeches of all time because they...
Most Ghostwriters Don’t Ask Their Clients This Question Until It’s Too Late
Every ghostwriter must also be a savvy businessperson. Here’s a simple trick to sharpen your writing business best practices.
Seasoned ghostwriters know a secret:...
Why — and How — Women Writers Need to Promote Themselves
Screenwriter Bob Sáenz on Rewriting for Hire
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...
What Is a “Words Whisperer,” and How Is It Different from a Ghostwriter?
The following article originally appeared in a LinkedIn post by Chris Benguhe, an author, columnist, editor, publishing consultant, and speaker who is part of the Gotham Ghosts writer network.
Last month one of my repeat clients asked me to describe what I do. Since “What’s this about?” is one of the first questions I ask the CEOs and thought leaders I help to answer right out of the gate, I must admit I was a little flustered when the question...
The Weekly Ghost: The Future of Writing
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...