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February 4, 2009

Many writers find the notion of ghostwriting to be unappealing but many are quite comfortable working behind the scenes. One of my favorite quotes by writer–of the ghost-type–Dana Prince is:

Writer and ghostwriter. Blogger and Ghostblogger. If you see something with my name on it, it’s me. If you see something with someone else’s name on it, it could also be me.

I have taken on many ghostwriting assignments; two are for blogs. This type of work is appealing to be because it lets me work through a fictitious character. This appeals to my love for creative writing.ghosts_11

Ghostwriting also appeals to the actor in me as well. I like speaking about subjects using a different voice. It provides a great opportunity to explore ideas and opinions that I normally would not.

It is difficult for me to picture life without writing. I can’t fathom disliking the task, especially if the subject is interesting to me. The beauty of ghostwriting is the ability to give clients a voice.

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  1. February 5, 2009 5:52 pm

    Hi – I have to agree with Tammy – I actually have a blog under an unassumed name and identity – it gives me a freedom to just write my thoughts, blow off at situations and make comments about events with out it relating to ME…nor family or friends knowing that it might be them I am talking about… so is that ghostwriting? is it totally evil? maybe not…
    thanks for sharing your thoughts on the subject.

  2. relateableme permalink
    February 5, 2009 10:09 pm

    I do enjoy ghostwriting because it’s an opportunity to be creative, but I feel it is just a job, because I’m not usually passionate about the subject. Writing on my own blog and being able to freely express what’s on my heart and mind, is much more fulfilling, and often, even more challenging.

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