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What are your thoughts on Ghostwriters?


I just started a portfolio for freelance writing and I've notice a lot of people asking for ghostwriters. An actual writer gets to do all the work for small pay and then sign away the book to a person who can put a face or name to it (whether they have or have no writing talent). It kind of sounds like cheating to me. What are your thoughts on this?

 

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Alan R Lancaster (alancaster149) says

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    Meredith Loughran (merej99) 3 years ago

    I had that experience as well! If you are going to hire a writer I would hope they had a similar voice. I sometimes wonder about Stephen King's latter books. Hmmm...


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    Meredith Loughran (merej99) 3 years ago

    Interesting, Dennis - but if you are the writer and sell all rights so someone else can potentially profit exponentially - are you being recognized or used? (fyi - I'm not against ghostwriting I'm curious what everyone else thinks about it)

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    Meredith Loughran (merej99) 3 years ago

    LOL sunnynash! I guess there is something to say about being anonymous too.