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Will you write your own book or ghostwrite for a famous author?

  1. houseofjcjee profile image77
    houseofjcjeeposted 5 years ago

    Will you write your own book or ghostwrite for a famous author?

    Given the opportunity to ghostwrite for a famous author, will you accept the offer? Or simply prefer to write and publish your own book?

  2. HLKeeley profile image83
    HLKeeleyposted 5 years ago

    I prefer to write my own because I think it would be easier for me to do. I do not have to worry about the style and their plot line. I know that it would be a great stepping stool and financially best, but I want the experience of writing and publishing books to grow into more. Not just fame and recognition, but new challenges like movie adaptations and book tours.

  3. Lyn Diano profile image39
    Lyn Dianoposted 5 years ago

    Given the fact that I don't have much money to publish my own book, I'd prefer to ghostwrite first for a famous author. And then when I have the money, I'll begin to work on my very first book. ^___^

    1. Radical Rog profile image77
      Radical Rogposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Write articles and short stories, earn some money by getting them accepted and published. Here's the test. If you can't a 1,500 word article/short story accepted, how can you expect a novel of 80,000 to be accepted, or get a ghost writing contract?

    2. Lyn Diano profile image39
      Lyn Dianoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      agree with you sir..
      hopefully i'll get to that stage someday..

  4. Radical Rog profile image77
    Radical Rogposted 5 years ago

    Already have, but not for a famous author. The majority of famous authors WANT to write their own but may accept collaboration.
    On the other hand, famous people, sometimes those whose greatest talent is their silicon enhanced boobs, often employ ghostwriters.

  5. Mazzy Bolero profile image79
    Mazzy Boleroposted 5 years ago

    If they would give me the job of ghost-writing their book, I would do it, because I need the cash. However, they are not likely to choose me, unfortunately!

  6. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 5 years ago

    As a ghostwriter I find there is a difference in the two. When I ghostwrite for a client I find that it is more of a "job" with a deadline that I have to keep, so I get right to it. Writing my own book takes a different turn as I know it's mine so there is no rush. I find it takes me longer to finish my own work than it takes to finish a client's. Usually a client will have a concept they want you to work on so it doesn't take away from your own ideas. I try to take on client s with their own plot and outline, so all I need to do is pen the story.