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The Ghost in GhostWriter

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If you are a writer and you want to make money, (whilst you wait for your own work to do its thing) I think ghostwriting is one of those roles you naturally fall into. A ghostwriter, according to wiki, is a writer hired to author literary or journalistic works, speeches or other texts that are officially credited to another person. In other words, you do all the work and someone else’s name is on...

Done, done and done!

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I can’t believe I actually did it! 50,000 words in one month! Now I’m not trying to make those who didn’t make it feel bad (and honestly, there is still time), but I can’t contain my excitement. I was really starting to freak out! When my laptop broke down on me (thank goodness for hard drives); I moved to my surface. When my surface died (I lost the charger); I moved to...

Can You Be Taught To Write?

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My degree was in Creative Writing and Law; and as a student of Creative Writing, a question that often popped up was – can writing be taught? Achebe didn’t place much weight on Creative Writing as a course: ‘Many writers can’t make a living. So to be able to teach how to write is valuable to them. But I don’t really know about its value to the student. I don’t mean it’s useless. But I...

Diary of a Penniless Frustrated Artist

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“If you want to really hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio...

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