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Confessions of a Ghost (Writer): I Dodge a Bullet

This is a true story. The names and titles have been changed to protect the guilty. A longtime collaborator whose movie script I was novelizing referred a client to me. ”He approached me to do this,” he said, “but I just don’t have time with shooting schedules and all. I thought you might be willing […]

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du Maurier vs Bronte

Originally published July, 2017 We’re talking about Rebecca and Jane Eyre. Two naïve young women come to live in huge, lavish English houses owned by older men with secrets. One,a dead wife, and one a living wife who is insane. It’s the same story. Jane and du Maurier’s never-named heroine are both orphans—both tales are

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Ghostwriter

Confessions of a Ghost (Writer): Who Does That, Again?

What? Who hires a ghostwriter for fiction? I know, right?   I frequently get asked that question when I’m on writing panels at conventions. And back when I was first approached to ghostwrite a novel, I thought it surely must be someone with more money than sense.  At least, I thought that until I got

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