Ghostwriting: The Hidden Writer Revealed

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Ghostwriting: The Hidden Writer Revealed

  1. 1. Ghostwriting<br />The Hidden Writer Revealed <br />
  2. 2. Sounds spooky?<br />
  3. 3. OK…<br />
  4. 4. Don’t be <br />scared!<br />
  5. 5. Because they’re not the ghosts that you are picturing right now<br />Well…<br />obviously<br />This is not a ghost<br />
  6. 6. To help you with your confusion<br />Here’s a dramatic description of a ghostwriter excerpted from the novel<br />“The Ghost” <br />by Robert Harris<br />
  7. 7. “Take a look at the bestseller lists: you would be amazed how much of it is the work of ghosts, novels as well as nonfiction.<br />
  8. 8. We are the phantom operatives who keep publishing going, like the unseen workers beneath Walt Disney World.<br />
  9. 9. We scuttle along the subterranean tunnels of celebrity, popping up here and there, dressed as this character or that, preserving the seamless illusion of the Magic Kingdom.”<br />
  10. 10. So, already have an idea what a ghostwriter is?<br />
  11. 11. They are just humans<br />Like us<br />
  12. 12. According to Wikipedia<br />A ghostwriter is a professional writer who is paid to write books, articles, stories, reports, or other texts that are officially credited to another person. <br />
  13. 13. ahhh……<br />
  14. 14. Like him<br />
  15. 15. They must be a good<br />writer<br />
  16. 16. But…<br />
  17. 17. What do Ghostwriters usually write?<br />
  18. 18. They are hired to write documents<br />
  19. 19. Like . . . <br />
  20. 20. Autobiographies<br />Of famous personalities<br />
  21. 21. And some fictional books like…<br />Series of TheHardy Boys<br />
  22. 22. They also write in various fields<br />
  23. 23. Website<br />Religious<br />Blog<br />Political<br />Music<br />Academic<br />Medical<br />
  24. 24. But others might think that ghostwriting<br />is<br />deceptive<br />
  25. 25.
  26. 26. The ghostwritingprocess is enough to defend the ethical nature of the work<br />
  27. 27. because it is the client who is the <br />first-hand author<br />and the person behind the content<br />
  28. 28. It is the client's <br />ideas<br />
  29. 29. It’s the client’s<br />stories and <br />experiences<br />
  30. 30. The client’s words<br />recorded on hours of interview tapes<br />
  31. 31. Ghostwritersare only professional consultants<br />
  32. 32. That bring information altogether<br />
  33. 33. To produce a marketable and readable masterpiece.<br />Whatta masterpiece!!!!<br />
  34. 34. How is a <br />Ghostwriter<br />paid?<br />
  35. 35. Having an article ghostwritten can cost<br />$4 per “word”<br />and more depending on the complexity of the article<br />
  36. 36. Literary agent Madeleine Morel said<br />that average ghostwriter's fee for major publisher is <br />"between $30,000 and $100,000"<br />
  37. 37. WOW!!!<br />That’s a lot of money isn’t it?<br />
  38. 38. But sometimes<br />Ghostwriter fees vary<br />
  39. 39. They are either paid <br />Per page<br />
  40. 40. With a<br />flat fee<br />
  41. 41. Or . . . <br />
  42. 42. A percentage<br />of the royalties of the sales<br />
  43. 43. They also receive credits from their clients<br />
  44. 44. signified by the phrases<br />“with...”<br />“thanks to...”<br />“as told to...”<br />
  45. 45. But oftentimes,<br />a ghostwriter signs a<br />contract<br />that forbids them to reveal that they have ghosted a particular book<br />
  46. 46. But…<br />can you imagine<br />that<br />
  47. 47. almost <br />40%<br />of our books<br />are <br />Ghostwritten?<br />
  48. 48. Why has <br />ghostwriting<br />become more popular nowadays?<br />
  49. 49. First….<br />Lifestyle<br />
  50. 50. It’s<br />Time-consuming<br />Authors don’t want to devote most of their time on writing<br />
  51. 51. Second….<br />Trendy<br />
  52. 52. It’s<br /> a status symbol<br />to have a ghostwriter writing your book for you<br />
  53. 53. It also becomes<br />a rich person’s<br />sort of luxury<br />Not everybody can afford to hire a ghostwriter<br />
  54. 54. So,<br />
  55. 55. Do you think you have what it takes <br />to become a Ghostwriter?<br />
  56. 56. For more info<br />Please visit http://www.virtualassistant.org/<br />
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