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Every business book ghostwriting project should begin with an in-person kickoff

Every business book ghostwriting project should begin with an in-person kickoff

I do almost everything on the internet these days, including meeting with clients, coaching, editing, researching, and reviewing drafts. Every meeting is a Zoom meeting. But I’ve learned the hard way that it’s best to kick off each ghostwriting project with an in-person meeting of at least half a day. There are four types of…

Ghostwriting comes out of the shadows: Gathering of the Ghosts, New York City, January 22, 2024

Ghostwriting comes out of the shadows: Gathering of the Ghosts, New York City, January 22, 2024

Ghostwriters are a secretive lot. We shouldn’t have to be. We do our work out of view of the public. Like any other service professionals, we create what our clients, authors, need. But we generally don’t talk about it and don’t seek recognition for it. Everyone knows and most generally respect the work of publicists,…

In the shoes of another: reflections on editing and ghostwriting
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In the shoes of another: reflections on editing and ghostwriting

I am very selective about ghostwriting clients and very open to a broad range of editing clients. Part of the reason is that a ghostwriting commitment means living in your skin for six or nine months, while an editing commitment means living in your manuscript for two or three weeks. But it’s not just the…

Donald Trump, “The Art of the Deal,” and the ethics of ghostwriting
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Donald Trump, “The Art of the Deal,” and the ethics of ghostwriting

The New Yorker just published a fascinating article, “Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All,” revealing what really happened when Tony Schwartz ghostwrote The Art of the Deal for Donald Trump. Schwartz says, “I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.”…

Preparing for flow; ghosted profiles; double-clickeration: Newsletter 10 July 2024

Preparing for flow; ghosted profiles; double-clickeration: Newsletter 10 July 2024

Newsletter 52: why stream of consciousness writing without prep is weak, TikTok #delulu trends, AI can’t do iteration, plus three people to follow and three books to read. Prep is the key to writing in flow Some writers are able to write in flow, effortlessly pumping out words, sentences, and paragraphs, as if the ideas…