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Featured Writer of the Week: Jonathan Merritt

Posted: April 5, 2020 | By:

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

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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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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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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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10 of the Greatest U.S. Presidential Speeches of All Time

Posted: July 3, 2019 | By:

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...

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Most Ghostwriters Don’t Ask Their Clients This Question Until It’s Too Late

Posted: June 28, 2019 | By:

Every ghostwriter must also be a savvy businessperson. Here’s a simple trick to sharpen your writing business best practices.


 

Jonathan Rick - How to Write an Op-Ed

Seasoned ghostwriters know a secret:...

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Why — and How — Women Writers Need to Promote Themselves

Posted: June 18, 2019 | By:

Women writers: What if building your platform was an altruistic act, rather than a dreaded exercise in shallow self-aggrandizement?


New research on women’s aversion to self-promotion reveals the following staggering conundrum:

• Most women...

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Screenwriter Bob Sáenz on Rewriting for Hire

Posted: May 15, 2019 | By:

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...

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What Is a “Words Whisperer,” and How Is It Different from a Ghostwriter?

Posted: April 30, 2019 | By:

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...

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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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