I can’t believe how far back ghostwriting goes – who knew? We’re all used to today’s celebrities, CEO’s, and public figures who can’t spare the time to write their own books or speeches, and who hire ghostwriters. (In fact, publishing companies sometimes purposely associate a book with a well known person to make it more marketable.) As a professional ghost blogger, I am an avid reader about all forms and styles of ghost writing. The more I read, the more interesting material I uncover.
Composer Wolfgang Mozart, I learned, was paid to ghostwrite music for wealthy patrons. Come to think about it, that fact was brought out in the movie “Amadeus”.
An absolutely fascinating tidbit I just learned is that romance novelist V.C. Andrews’ estate hired a ghostwriter. The assignment: to continue writing novels in Andrews’ style after her death! The readers just didn’t want there to ever be a final chapter, I guessâ€¦
It’s fun to learn about all these things, but blogging is much more in the here and now. The mission of a ghost blogger like me is to market your business. Your business blog performs a very practical and very important function: it helps customers find your business. And they find it, not in the sky, but right here on the Web.