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

GHOSTWRITING
TO RISE LIKE STARS

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 a form of ghostwriting that someone celebrated can carry forward. The passion for a writer's work may quickly fade when that work generates a little readership or income as a self-published work. Self-publishing rarely is seen the same as traditional publishing. Once a work is published, the writer becomes an author by definition. The writer may not feel like one. The limitations and failures of solitary work are sobering. The rapidly-changing digital world is unsettling. Few book writers find paying readership. Ghostwriting pays real money for writing a book. Ghostwriters' payment for completion of a book ranges from $10,000 to $25,000, and up.


New and unknown writers often find it hard to gain traction for work on their own. Using Goopy's ghosting ideas may help sell the work to a celebrity. This approach may help both parties rise like stars. A celebrity may be able to move an unknown writer's work forward. It may work as a ghosted addition to an existing franchise. It may join a syndicate for the advantage of many. The future of digital information is uncertain. There is financial power behind a celebrity. This helps pay the costs of revolutionary technological innovations. If the ghostwriting venture is highly successful, credit and additional income may go to the ghostwriters. Forget about flat fees, hourly or per word payments. Start thinking about percentages of a star's book royalties. These beat self-published income splits that add up to zero.


Ghostwriting may be writers' best opportunity to sell past, present and future content to rise like stars. It is easy for celebrities to build great fanfare for new material. Unknown writers can benefit from their history, ranking or following. A life of claustrophobic isolation is not good for new and unknown writers. Their original ideas may thrive with iconic collaboration. There is nothing ghastly about ghostwriting. It is not plagiarism. It is a legal and very common paying job in the creative world. Many musicians adopt lyrics from other songwriters. It is efficient, cost-effective and profitable for the music industry and publishing houses to use outside ideas. These may be readily added to the platforms of their celebrated talents. A loyal relationship already is established with the target market. New content can be comfortably incorporated into a well-known brand.


It is risky for publishers to add unfamiliar content from newcomers. It is hard to develop platforms for unknown marvel. It takes a long time. Writers do not have credibility until they have wide market success. Upstart writers face a challenge in convincing readers to ditch their loyalty to longtime favorites. Mass marketing and merchandising thrive on sequels, reruns and replays. As ghostwriters for celebrated clients, new and unknown writers receive immediate payment for their work. Ghostwriters for mainstream authors do not have to pay to publish, then wait for the unlikely royalties from highly speculative sales. A celebrity comes with an existing model of business results and fans. They probably have made prior profitable acquisitions against which to compare new ideas.


Commercial Arts, Publishing and Entertainment Businesses Depend upon Ghostwriters for their Celebrities. Celebrities have a name that keeps them busy with public relations and promotional activities. Celebrities have the benefit of experts to build platforms of advertising, apps and websites. They are invited to book signings, appearances, hosting arrangements and other entertainment events. They may have neither time nor interest in filling the growing and ongoing need for creative content. It is quicker and easier to bring outside work into their brand of books, films, audio books and other literary products. A literary agent can represent parties to the sale and purchase of ghosted content. It is hard for writers to write about an idea they do not like or about which they know nothing. The ghostwriter and the writing task must be compatible. Celebrities and the writers serving them benefit when ideas are successful.


It helps to work with an agent. Should the ghosting ideas become a bestseller or a huge generator of traffic, there is potential for more income. Royalties and other additional forms of payment can be worked into the contracts. Ghostwriting for celebrities may be the best source of income to pay for an up-and-coming writer's work. The experience and connections gained through the ghosted work may help unknown writers rise like stars. As insiders, writing upstarts may learn how to write like celebrities consumers know and love. Ghostwriters may be the first to break out with revolutionary technology. Traditional writers may not see it coming. They may feel fine the way things are. As voice assistance become increasingly intelligent, the written word may face heavier competition with voice platforms. Voice may be the next publishing arena.


New and unknown writers may fail to recognize the time and experience required. It takes a long time to find a niche market for quality content. Hiring a ghostwriter can help professionals rise like stars. They can learn how to expand a career to a new field. They can learn how to turn a mediocre book into a raging success. Celebrated ghostwriters can serve as excellent mentors for beginning writers. Ghostwriting may foster good public relations when a celebrity gives a new writer a career boost. Upstarts can capitalize on the marketing strength and momentum behind spillover. Celebrities harbor a growth mindset. They often recognize when a stale market needs an overhaul. New and unknown writers often do not know what the market wants. Hope comes with the creation of additional room at the top, not with the addition of more clutter at the bottom.


Ghostwriting can result in a bigger slice of the business. Goopy's ghosting ideas can be helpful for the creation of online promotional content. Ideas are needed to make new and unknown writers visible to the target market. 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 can get a boost from big names behind them. It is an opportunity to follow an expert with an established name into the publishing industry. Celebrities practice willful awareness. Few of them want to scream “We Support Only the Top 1%”. Someone who is as big-hearted as they are celebrated may help a promising writer. For crowds of writers, publishing means self-publishing or no publishing at all. Ghostwriting may break these limits and broaden the selection of books that everyone will want to read.

Ghostwriters' Ghostly Mentor

  • ghostwriting Goopy says:

    There are online resources for ghostwriting ideas, some of which list available ghosting assignments with non-speculative rates of pay.

  • ghosting ideas Goopy says:

    Ghosting ideas may provide interesting and valuable content, connections and experiences.

    • ghostwritersGoopy says:

      Ghostwriters may acquire an education from a skilled expert when learning to write about the client's subject matter.