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June 2019 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. Useful ghosting ideas from the Goopy Ghost are sure to make ghostwriters proud and successful at ghostwriting literary or journalistic texts and other works of art.

Making an Entrance? Ghostwriting helps innovators rise like stars. Ground-breaking writers bring written work to life in the name of someone celebrated. Ghostwriters receive immediate payment without further ado.

All the Frills? Ghostwriting pays real money for book drafting. Payment for a full manuscript ranges upwards of $10,000 to $25,000. Readers are given fuel to perpetuate their loyalties to their favorites. Everyone wins.

Weaves of Green? Few books find paying readership. For crowds of creators, publishing means self-publishing or no publishing. The passion for one's own work quickly fades when little readership and income result.

Starting with a Dream? Once a title is published, writers are authors by definition. They may feel otherwise. After paying to publish, the wait for royalties from speculative sales is punishing. Earnings may never materialize.

Green Screen? The digital future is uncertain. Celebrities have financial clout. They can afford the latest technological innovations. They can hire experts to produce revolutionary advertising, speeches, apps and websites.

Dress to Impress? Celebrities establish influence in traditional media: television, radio, film, magazines, newspapers and literary or journalistic productions. Their brand readily transfers to digital channels.

A Mighty Force? Influencers earn reputations on digital media: social media, blogs or other digital channels. Huge followings make them of interest to traditional publishers for ready profit from established brands.

Mapped Out? New arrivals find it hard to gain traction for unseasoned work. Selling scripted compositions to or through someone of influence helps move visions forward. Franchise syndication is to the advantage of the many.

Magical Ride? Collaborative ventures may send credit and additional income to the ghostwriters. Percentages of a star's royalties beat sorry income splits between amateurs in which revenues rarely meet costs.

Tide Effects? Co-writing may be the best opportunity to sell past, present and future content. Celebrities can build great fanfare for any composition. Latching onto their history, ranking and following helps exit the fray.

Crush the Climb! Initiate polite indirect contact through agents or direct contact through mail, social media, meet and greets, shared causes or mutual acquaintances. Celebrities are receptive to beneficial engagements.

Mirror Image? Ghostwriting is not ghastly. It is not plagiarism. It is a legal, common and paying job. Innovative perspectives thrive with collaboration. Claustrophobic lone-scripting isolation is harmful.

Match Play It is efficient, cost-effective and profitable for musicians to adopt lyrics from other songwriters. Outside insights are readily added to celebrated platforms. There is a loyal relationship with the audience.

Home Team? It is risky for publishers to add unfamiliar material from newcomers. It takes years, not months to develop platforms for hot-off-the-press marvels. Writers without wide market success have no credibility.

In the Bag? Mass-market merchandising thrives on sequels, reruns and replays for existing business models and fans. Celebrities likely have made prior profitable acquisitions against which to compare trailblazing ideas.

Re gifting? Commercial arts, publishing and entertainment businesses need ghostwriters. Celebrities are busy with public relations and appearances at promotional events. Helpmates' artistic output sustains productivity.

Shadows & Light? Ghostwriting broadens the selection of books everyone wants to read. Stars may not have time or interest in filling content needs. It is quicker and easier to bring outside material into incumbent literary brands.

Endomorphin Ride? Literary agents represent parties to sale and purchase of ghosted work. They contribute knowledge and negotiating skills. Royalties and extra forms of payment can be worked into contracts for best sellers.

Feel invincible? Ghostwriting builds reputations for up-and-coming writers' work. Education, experience, suggestions and connections from trend-setters may lead storytellers to compose welcome information about asides.

Making a Mark? Ghostwriters may break out early with revolutionary technology for digital dominance. Comfortable traditional writers may not see change coming. Voice may be the next arena to threaten the written word.

Not my Mirror? Celebrated ghostwriters can serve as mentors for beginning writers. They are alert to niche markets for content. They help expand careers to pioneering fields. They turn mediocre books into raging successes.

Major League? Celebrities harbor growth mindsets and recognize needed overhauls for stale markets. Out-of-the-box communicators may not know what the market wants or how to bring forth revolutionary concepts.

New Look? 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 to rebrand Phantom Ideas in another name? That is this ghost's immediate goal.

Top Things Off? Ghostwriters may get boosts from big names. Celebrities foster good public relations. They may energize careers of collaborators. Upstarts can gain spill-over marketing strength and momentum.

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