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 from the Goopy Ghost that should 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 over in the form of ghostwriting that someone celebrated can carry forward. The passion for a writer's work may quickly fade when that work proves to generate a paltry readership and little income as a self-published work. Self-publishing rarely is perceived the same as publishing. Once a work is published, the writer becomes an author by definition, but often not in fact. The sobering truth of the limitations and failures of solitary work in a rapidly changing digital world can be 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.

When new and unknown writers cannot seem to gain any traction for their 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 as a ghosted addition to an existing franchise or syndicate for the advantage of both. The future of digital information is uncertain. The financial heft behind a celebrity facilitates the in-house adoption of revolutionary technological innovations. If the ghostwriting venture is highly successful, credit and additional income may accrue to the ghostwriters. Forget flat fees, hourly or per word payments. Start thinking about percentages of a famous author's book royalties. We're not talking about self-published revenue splits that add up to zero.

Ghostwriting may be writers' best opportunity to sell past, present and future content and rise like stars. It is easier for celebrities to build great fanfare for new material than it is for unknown writers with no history, ranking or following. A life of claustrophobic isolation should not be the fate of new and unknown writers. Their original conception 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 ghostwriters. It is efficient, cost-effective and profitable for the music industry and publishing houses to add new ghosting ideas to the platforms of their celebrated talents. A loyal relationship already is established with the target market. New content can comfortably be incorporated into a well-known brand.

It is risky for publishers to add unfamiliar content from newcomers, then try to develop platforms for this unknown marvel. Writers do not have credibility until they have known market success for a production. Upstart writers face a challenge in convincing readers to ditch their loyalty to longtime favorites. Mass marketing and merchandising thrive on sequels, reruns and repetitions. As ghostwriters for celebrated clients, new and unknown writers receive immediate payment for ghostwriting. Ghostwriters for mainstream authors do not have to pay to publish, then wait for unlikely royalties from highly speculative sales. A celebrity comes with an existing model of business results and reader retention. There likely are prior profitable acquisitions against which to compare new ghosting 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 or to book endorsements, appearances, hosting arrangements and other entertainment events. They may have neither time nor interest in filling the burgeoning, ongoing need for creative content for their brand of books, films, audio books and other literary products. A literary agent can represent parties to the sale and purchase of ghostwriting. 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 ghosting ideas are successful.

Should the ghosting ideas become a bestseller or a huge generator of traffic, it helps to have worked with an agent. Royalties and other additional forms of payment can be worked into ghostwriting 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 ultimately may help unknown writers rise like stars. As insiders, writing upstarts may learn how to write like the celebrities consumers know and love. Ghostwriters may be the first to break out with revolutionary technology that traditional writers never saw coming. As voice assistance become increasingly intelligent, the written word may face heavier competition with voice platforms. Voice may be the next publishing arena for writers and authors.

New and unknown writers may fail to recognize the time and experience required to create quality content for a niche market. Hiring a ghostwriter can help professionals rise like stars by expanding a career to a new field or turning a mediocre book into a raging success. New writers can build success with Goopy's ghosting ideas. 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 heft and momentum behind celebrated 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. Submission of five lines of limerick verse to The Goopy Action Video Challenge may lend clout to colleagues, with full credit to the author, of course.

Goopy's ghosting ideas can also be helpful for the creation of the online promotional content needed to make new and unknown writers visible to the target market. Ghostwriting can result in a bigger slice of the desired 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 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 leave the crowds of writers for whom publishing means self-publishing or no publishing at all. Ghostwriting may tweak this limited approach and broaden the selection of books that whole families 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.