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Not surprisingly, respondents had a great deal to say about areas in which ghostwriters need to protect themselves with carefully worded contracts!
If you’re thinking about hiring a ghostwriter, it’s best you get the skinny straight from the horse’s mouth. Unfortunately, if you are a ghostwriter, I’m about to air your dirty laundry for all to see.
The thing is, most ghostwriters choose this career because they can’t get published themselves. Get clear on that right away. If you manage to hire a ghostwriter whose prose is flawless, whose plot development shines, you’re very lucky indeed.
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Just what is a ghost writer (or "ghostwriter")? It is a writer you never see - a ghost. If you have great ideas, but can't seem to find the words to express them, you might want to hire our ghost writer services for your book or article.The father of Cthulhu and the Necronomicon dabbled in ghostwriting for none other than Harry Houdini. Lovecraft had long been a contributor to the pulp magazine Weird Tales when the founder, J.C. Henneberger, contacted him about ghostwriting for the famous escape artist. The magazine was in a little financial difficulty and Henneberger felt that “true” stories from Houdini would help sales. For $100, Lovecraft churned out “Imprisoned With the Pharaohs" in less than a week and earned himself a big fan in Mr. Houdini, who offered him more ghostwriting opportunities. The piece was later retitled "Under the Pyramids," and Lovecraft was given a byline.The most important skill a ghost writer can offer is the ability to write words that sound like they come from your mouth. If chameleons could write, they would be ideal ghost writers, changing their writing style with their clients."I think ghostwriting can be a little bit like acting," says Mary Anne Hahn. "When you're writing for someone else, you almost try to become that person, see what they saw, feel what they felt, and know what they learned."I’d tell you to avoid ghostwriters who gush unnecessarily over your idea, but I’ve been known to get overenthusiastic myself if a client proposes a project that really jazzes me. My advice? Ask for a telephone conversation so you can judge the ghostwriter’s opinions more easily.Questions about hiring a ghostwriter? Here's the transcript of an interview I did for an Australian magazine that may provide some answers.