What is Ghost Writing

I am a Ghost Writer

When I say I am a ghost writer, I don’t mean that I write ghost stories. By ghost writer I mean I write for other people and give away my rights, which includes allowing his/her name to appear on the article/story I have written for him/her, forfeiting my rights to claim any money earned by the article/story further, allowing him/her to do whatever he/she wants to do with the article (modifying/distributing/publishing).

The reasons why I decide to ghost write are as follows:

I am desperately in need of money, for instance, I have to pay my bill and I don’t have any money. 

Payment is very good, for instance, if I am offered to write an 1000 word article for $15, I will consider this to be a good payment.

I don’t want to give my name on the kind of writing I am doing, for instance writing an erotica.

In fact, ghost writing offers good money.

Ghost writing means selling copyrights of your work. Copyrights are sold in number of ways, for instance:

You sell your article/story for some money, your name appears on the byline but you cannot republish it or claim any money earned by the article.

You sell your article/story and you forfeit your ownership to the article/story. Your work will appear with someone else’s name. You cannot claim this as you work.

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    N Sri Naga Jyothi

    I am a blogger and use to write for other bloggers who have own sites and I used pay for each articles submitted. They do give the keyword based on that keyword I will write and submit. Now a days the payments are very poor and I stopped selling my article / writing to bloggers. Glad that i got this opportunity to work with blogbourne.

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      Vinaya Post author

      When you don’t get credit as a writer, it is a ghost writing. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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      Vinaya Post author

      That’s true. You need to be very careful about choosing the client.

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      Vinaya Post author

      Some people find ghost writing easier than regular writing.

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