What exactly is ghostwriting? What are the challenges and nuances of writing on behalf of someone else? ArtsHub speaks to two ghostwriters to demystify the craft of this specialised form of writing – a kind of surrogate authorship – and to clarify some of its more opaque elements.
Sure, we all know that old adage about never judging a book by its cover… well, sometimes you also shouldn’t judge a book by the name of the writer affixed to the front.
Carrie Hutchinson is a writer and editor who’s worked across many different publications, but has been involved in ghostwriting 15 books, ranging from celebrity memoirs to home design. Most of her projects were with people in the public eye known for skills outside writing.