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Confessions of a Ghost (Writer): When to Hold an Exorcism (Rocky 2)

I recently had to exorcise, er, fire a client. One I’d been working with for years. I have written three complete novels for this fellow, rewritten a fourth and outlined a fifth. The novel we were working on when we parted company was one we had been at for roughly six years from the time

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Confessions of a Ghost (Writer): Writing Essentials (Rocky 1)

A client for my ghostwriting and editing services—I shall call him Rocky—once asked me what essential things a writer must do to lay the foundations for a writing career. He wasn’t asking about the writing itself, he explained, but about the things that separated those who break in from those who don’t. What and who

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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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