January 2015

top 3 reasons to summon a ghost

By Toni Robino

Ghostwriters are for people who can’t write or don’t want to write, right?

Not exactly. Much of our work is with experts who don’t have our level of writing ability, but we also work with many aspiring authors who are good writers and strive to be great. And we work with great writers who sometimes get stuck, lost or bogged down by all their interesting material.

As you meet the challenge of Write Nonfiction in November, there are three situations that a ghostwriter can help you to resolve immediately:

What Weird Al's 'Word Crimes' Video Should Mean to You

By Doug Wagner

The day my teenage daughter informed me that the dictionary she uses at school lists “figuratively” as one of the definitions of literally was a dark day indeed. The illiterati had won.

“Next thing you know, black will mean ‘white,’ ” I said. “Up ‘down.’ ”

So it seems a little late for Weird Al Yankovic to start waving the flag about the words that we Americans so thoughtlessly turn on their heads. At this point, what’s the use?