I took on my first ghostwriting assignment in 2007, working with a book packager on a crime novel that was eventually published in 2008. Since then, I’ve ghostwritten over a dozen novels for both adults and younger readers. As I write this post, I’m almost exactly halfway through ghostwriting a new middle-grade fantasy trilogy, the first instalment of which is published this May.
Like many authors, I pursue ghostwriting in tandem with my own personal writing projects. But it’s more than just a way to help pay the bills. Ghostwriting is an intensely collaborative discipline that brings its own unique creative rewards. It not only allows you to learn how other people approach the art and craft of writing, but also teaches you valuable lessons about yourself.
However, ghostwriting as a profession is poorly understood. That’s why I’m delighted to recommend Ghostwriting Confidential, a new blog series from Gotham Ghostwriters, a New York-based network of ghostwriting professionals who are passionate about what they do. Here’s a link to the first post in the series, which tackles the all-important question: “What is Ghostwriting?”