These are some of the questions I get asked most often when people discover I am a ghostwriter by profession
These are some of the questions I get asked most often when people discover I am a ghostwriter by profession. And I understand. We all know they exist, but then so too do we know about other types of ‘deceptions’ such as stuntmen who stand in for the real actors or speechwriters who pen speeches for politicians. Even comedians have gag writers and nobody complains about that, unless the gags are poor.
Let’s look at a typical college student’s schedule (this is also the part where I will start talking about myself. Prepare yourself!). The minimum number of credit hours a student takes to be considered a full-time student is generally 12. For generosities sake, let’s imagine that a student is taking 14 credit hours, an average. The typical day for this student goes like this: wake up, class, chill time with friends, class, chill time alone, homework, and then sleep. This student has a mind-set of starting a business as so many others do, but insists that she is just too busy or exhausted. A student myself, I am taking 17 credit hours of classes. I am also working 40 hours a week at a State agency. In addition, I am a Ghostwriter and editor for a private employer which consumes one to three hours every Saturday. I also dedicate an average of two hours a day to writing on my own blog or working on articles I hope to be published in various magazines and online websites. In my free time – oh yes, I do indeed have free time – I am lifting weights or running. Lastly, you may believe it or not, I also get an average of eight hours of sleep each night!
Ghostwriter Quentin Miller: “I Am Not a Ghostwriter For Drake
I am an award-winning author of more than 60 books (non-fiction for adults and children’s books), a regular blogger for Guideposts, and the author of hundreds of articles for magazines, newspapers and websites. Also, I am a ghostwriter for some of today’s most effective ministers and recently helped ghostwrite a New York Times best-seller. This past year has been my best year ever! (For example, I ghostwrote a book for a client and earned $45,000 over a seven-month timeframe. Whoo hoo!)I am a ghostwriter. Even though you can find nearly 2,000 articles and blog posts written by myself online on various sites, there are at least a couple hundred pieces out there that have other people’s byline on it.In my case – and I am a ghostwriter these days, for the most part – that sense of teamwork is integral to my working life. In the first place, Andrew does the stuff that, being a flibberty-jibberty author-woman, I neither want, nor are able, to do myself. And I’m not just talking about finding his way round a twenty page publishing contract either. I am a ghostwriter for a company and have listed it on my LinkedIn account and on my resume, but I wonder if it’s smart to do that? I mean if I’m a ghostwriter for a company, should I not take credit for any writing?