So I got some feedback today from my editor about the first book in the series I’m ghostwriting. She’s a very kind and smart woman. Her comments for me were short, but incisive. If there is one single piece of advice I could give to young writers, it is to develop thick skin. I know… Read More What book editors are really like
When it comes down to it, I like to take the book in as a whole and try not to let any part of it stand on its own. I don’t think it’s fair. … Read More Endings
I realized that I hadn’t actually written about ghostwriting for a bit, so I’m going to share some information in a list-like format! (I’ve got my resume up to date, BuzzFeed.) Gifs! Exclamation points! I’m contracted currently to write a trilogy, but I don’t turn them in one book at a time. I turn in… Read More Ghostwriting Listicle!
Writers should be worried about this as much as musicians. The internet, which has done wonderful things for artists, like providing supportive communities like WordPress, has also created a culture of free content.… Read More Taylor Swift & The Value of Writing
I hope this doesn’t turn you off to ghostwriting. In reality, all writing is work. In most cases, I would rather answer to someone else’s artistic ideas than my own… Read More Writing is a Job
I’ve been pretty busy the last few days. My parents came to visit and as a result I haven’t blogged or gotten any writing done. Naturally, I feel as if I’ve been living without a fairly important limb. I can’t express how happy I am to be back to doing both today. What I want… Read More Stop Saying “Aspiring” Writer
Let me get this out of the way: go and read Jeffrey Eugenides, especially if you are a writer. I will be the first to admit that I hated The Virgin Suicides, but that was a first novel and I will forgive him for it. If you love that book, I am sorry. I began Middlesex last night and… Read More Writing to a Word Count and Jeffrey Eugenides