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Ghost Writing

Ghost in the Machine? How To Spot a Ghostwritten Paper

Dave Tomar | Posted 03.10.2014 | Education
Dave Tomar

According to The Harvard Crimson, a survey of this year's incoming freshmen revealed that 42 percent had cheated on high school homework before arriving at the Ivy League institution.

The Latest Internet Scam for Writers

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 09.28.2013 | Weird News
Gini Graham Scott

Now that many writers are turning to ghostwriting, since it has proved increasingly difficult to make a living due to publishing upheavals, celebrity-driven books, millions self-publishing books or writing for free, and Internet piracy, there is a new threat.

Can You Visualize Your Life As a Writer and Make It Happen?

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.24.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

To be a published writer, you must tell yourself each day, over and over again, that novels are written one page at a time, or even one sentence at a time. If you're writing even a few sentences a day, you are a writer, and you will reach your goal.

Revising Your Novel: Is Back Story Clogging Your Narrative Flow?

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.16.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

Keep the back story sparse and sprinkle it throughout your book instead of front loading. That way, your narrative tension will be tight instead of slack, and your reader will be drawn forward by wanting to know the story behind the story.

Writer for Hire

Holly Robinson | Posted 01.20.2012 | Books
Holly Robinson

"Doesn't it bug you to write other people's books when you could be working on your own?" another writer asked me recently. Not a bit. In fact, I love telling other people's stories.

Celebrity Cookbooks, Explained

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Denise Vivaldo

I've worked with many celebrities that write cookbooks. Some are very sincere, some are skanks, some are desperate for the attention, and some want to transition out of what they are doing.

Sarah Palin's Ghost Behind Going Rogue

Christian Science Monitor | Matthew Shaer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

By now, you've probably heard the news. Sarah Palin -- prolific Facebook user, Twitter poet, and former Alaskan governor -- is writing a book. The tit...