The Goopy Ghost at Thanksgiving
June 2018 by V. R. Duin


Goopy saw the water rising
And thought, I should be enterprising.
I'll do my best to help my host.
Oh yes, Goopy is a kindly ghost.
(“The Goopy Ghost at Thanksgiving”)

It's not necessary to become ghosts for unknown writers to rise like stars using ghosting ideas that are sure to make ghostwriters proud to be ghostwriting.

Ghosting Ideas Can Help Unknown Writers Rise Like Stars. It may be helpful for a new, unknown writer to turn written work into ghostwriting for someone celebrated to carry forward. Ghostwriters receive immediate payment.

Few book writers find paying readership. For crowds of creators, publishing means self-publishing or no publishing. The passion for one's own work may quickly fade if it generates little readership or income.

Once a work is published, writers are authors by definition. They may feel otherwise. After paying to publish, they wait for unlikely royalties from speculative sales.

The future of digital components is uncertain. There is financial power behind celebrities. They can pay for technological innovation. They hire experts for revolutionary advertising, apps and websites.

Ghostwriting pays real money for book drafting. Payment for a complete manuscript ranges from $10,000 to $25,000, and up. Readers have another opportunity to perpetuate their loyalties to their favorites.

New and unknown writers often find it hard to gain traction for their work. Selling scripted work to a celebrity may move unknown content forward. An existing franchise may be syndicated for the advantage of many.

If the ghostwriting venture is highly successful, credit and additional income may go to the ghostwriters. Percentages of a star's royalties beat income splits that add up to zero.

Co-writing may be the best opportunity to sell past, present and future content. It is easy for celebrities to build great fanfare for material. Rise like stars with their history, ranking and following.

Claustrophobic isolation is not healthy. Ideas may thrive with collaboration. There is nothing ghastly about ghostwriting. It is not plagiarism. It is a legal, common and paying creative job.

Many musicians adopt lyrics from other songwriters. It is efficient, cost-effective and profitable to buy outside ideas. These are readily added to celebrated platforms. There is loyal relationship with the audience.

It is risky for publishers to add unfamiliar material from newcomers. It is hard to develop platforms for unknown marvels. It takes a long time. Writers do not have credibility without wide market success.

Mass marketing and merchandising thrive on sequels, reruns and replays. Celebrities have existing business models and fans. They likely have made prior profitable acquisitions against which to compare new ideas.

Commercial arts, publishing and entertainment businesses depend upon ghostwriters for their celebrities. Celebrities are busy with public relations and appearances at promotional events.

Ghostwriting may broaden the selection of books that everyone will want to read. Stars may not have time or interest in filling content needs. It is quicker and easier to bring outside work into their literary brand.

Literary agents can represent parties in the sale and purchase of ghosted content. It helps to have an agent. Royalties and additional forms of payment can be worked into contracts for best sellers.

Ghostwriting produces income for an up-and-coming writer's own work. The education, experience, suggestions and connections may help unknown storytellers learn to compose valuable information about new subjects.

Ghostwriters may be early to break out with revolutionary technology. Comfortable traditional writers may not see change coming. Voice may be the next arena. The written word may be threatened by digital dominance.

Celebrated ghostwriters can serve as excellent mentors for beginning writers. They are alert to niche markets for content. They help expand careers to new fields. They turn mediocre books into raging successes.

Celebrities harbor a growth mindset. They recognize when a stale market needs an overhaul. New and unknown communicators often do not know what the market wants. It is hard to communicate about unknown things.

Ghostwriting can result in a bigger slice of the business. This ghost thinks that a slice of anything is better than all of nothing. Is it time for a change of pen name? That is this ghost's goal.

Ghostwriters get a boost from big names behind them. Celebrities foster good public relations. They may give a new talent a career boost. Upstarts can gain marketing strength and momentum from spillover.

Few stars scream “We Support Only the Top 1%”. Someone as big-hearted as they are celebrated may help a promising writer. Hope comes with additional room at the top, not with more clutter at the bottom.