Among this week's nonfiction bestsellers, you'll see a former U.S. president, a Rolling Stone, an actress with food issues, two political pundits, and someone known as "Baba Booey." What you won't see is at least six ghostwriters who make their living actually writing the books "authored" by celebrities and politicos.
They say "everyone has a book in them." I say everyone has a spleen in them, too. In both cases, it takes a particular skill set to get it out. Obviously, baseline writing talent and solid knowledge of the craft are required for this job, but a good ghostwriter is also a good listener, meticulous researcher, and all-purpose book nanny, able to keep the client's secrets, build a bridge between the client and publisher, and completely set ego aside.
The article goes on to discuss the basics you need to know before you consider taking on a ghostwriting gig. Read the rest on AOL News. http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/media/careers-a-peek-at-the-scary-economics-of-ghostwriting/19714758/
By the way, Gina Misiroglu of Red Room put me in touch with the AOL people, which is one of the great ways in which she's bringing traffic to Red Room and getting attention for Red Room's authors.
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Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Lymphoma Research Foundation, The Wellness Community, Susan G Komen for the Cure