Monday, November 24, 2008

What it Takes to be a Ghostwriter!

Every writer should add a ghosting string to their professional bow; it is a true, pure and noble craft somewhere between portraiture and the making of dramatised documentaries.
You're not only skilled with words, you're also tactful, empathetic, long suffering and good at drawing folks out to talk about themselves. Perhaps ghostwriting is for you? Seven of Britain's top ghostwriters discuss their work in the Guardian.

There are no jobs for ghostwriters in Malaysia?

Haha. You don't think politicians write their own books, do you?


Alice Teh said...

Haha. You so funny, Sharon. ;-)

Thanks for the link. I'm going to check it out.

I've attended a ghostwriting workshop in March this year held at MPH. It did help me because I am a volunteer writer/photographer for my church publication as I help write stories for people who have stories to tell but can't write them in English.

Christine Jalleh said...

Thanks for another great post, Sharon!

I'm hopping over to soak up some trade secrets now...LOL

bibliobibuli said...

i knew nothing of this!!! agree it is a useful skill. am on the brink of ghostwriting a book meself!

Lydia Teh said...

Sharon, a couple of people approach me to write but they aren't willing to pay. One of them wanted to pay me with the royalties the book will earn, period. And I don't foresee that type of book making it into the best seller list. He thinks it's a win-win situation - he provides the material, I do the writing. Haha, for me it's a win-lose situation - he wins, I lose.