Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Writer Ghost From Coast To Coast!

Casper seems to be out and about. Hmm, that may be another shout. People are ripping off Casper from sea to sea. Writing and being as happy as can be.

I can't write.
Not a bit.
Day or night,
It turns out shit.

But I want to.
I want to be known.
I want my name in view,
Throw a dog a bone.

I've got it.
I'll hire someone.
They can write every bit,
And I can say I had it done.

James Patterson can do it.
He still gets rich.
So with someone else writing a hit,
It will go off without a hitch.

I have no ideas at all.
This stuff is rough.
Can I buy that at my hall?
Yep, I can buy that stuff.

Bought an idea or two.
I bought a ghostwriter too.
Now the book will come due,
And I'll be in public view.

It was all me.
All me I say.
I paid a fee,
To have it that way.

You'll never know.
Not one bit.
My name continues to show,
So I wrote it.

What? It never sold?
It wasn't a hit?
But my name is in bold?
I must have hired a twit.

I'll hire a new one.
This sure is fun.
I can write a ton,
Just delegate out every one.

Articles and non fiction are a different story, but how can one brag about a ghostwritten story in all their glory? I'd feel dirty putting my name on something I didn't do. Well maybe not ocd dirty but you get the picture at your zoo. Ever consider ghostwriting at your sea? Ever cheat and have it done for thee? Could work for a pen name I suppose. Alright for pen names to sink to new lows. I'll stick to my own writing in mass. I wouldn't want anyone else to rhyme for my little rhyming ass.

Experience spring, have a fling.

68 comments:

  1. I can't imagine paying someone to do it for me. It would be lying.

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    1. Yeah, no need for that
      Not for the cat

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  2. Is it really a personal glory
    if you didn't write the story

    I guess everything has a price
    look I'm a best selling author
    writing not a word was nice
    now I'm living in paradise

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    1. Yeah, being a best selling one
      I'm sure you can get over what was done
      The cash makes it easier to do
      Still, not for my zoo

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  3. WE totally agree, not right to put your name on something you didn't write. Glad you are going to continue to do your own rhyming.

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    1. Yep, that we shall do
      No matter the day at our zoo

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  4. No I hate the idea of ghostwriting. If you want the fame of writing a book, then write the freaking book.

    The only exception is biographies and stuff where people want to read the story but the person that it's about can't write it.

    That said, I know a lot of our writing friends moonlight as ghost writers to make a living.

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    1. Yeah, making a living is a good reason
      Not sure why any want it in any season
      Except maybe non fiction stuff
      And bios as you say if one finds them tough

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  5. If you want to write a book, or song, or anything else write it. I guess it's okay to hire someone else to do it, but is it really your book then?
    Just wondering.

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    1. You paid for it
      But didn't write a bit

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  6. There are those who have to write
    Morning, evening, day or night
    Sign your name or sign another
    Maybe even sign your mother

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    1. Then you may wail
      Forgery leads to jail

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  7. I wouldn't be agreement in doing such a thing
    One should take pride in their words and work
    and shouldn't be paying anyone else to do their writing
    I think that is a bit of a jerk

    betty

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    1. That it surely is
      But it seems to be a booming biz

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  8. A Writer Ghost From Coast To Coast!
    A lot to shout about and to boast
    Create a name
    Shout for fame
    But hiring a twit is not the wisest

    Hank

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    1. Nope, not one bit
      Can always be outed by the twit

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  9. Stars do this all the time
    And I feel it's like a crime.
    They get on talk shows
    And talk of their woes
    Writing their book.
    Grrrrrrr, they never give a second look
    To the person who actually wrote it.
    That gives me a conniption fit!

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    1. Yep, they are full of it
      Best they can do is BS a regurgitated bit

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  10. I've been on the other side of ghostwriting, you might say. I've written the material, others take the credit. But as long as the money was there, I didn't mind!

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    1. Yeah, I wouldn't mind getting paid
      Wouldn't want to be on the other end though of the trade

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  11. well,well,well, all along i thought that you were the host
    but now it turns it was just a ghost

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    1. A friendly one though
      Here at our show

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  12. It's funny and sad
    Why take credit for a book someone else wrote that's bad?
    And why be so lame as to say "Write a book for me;
    Here's $500. Yipee!" ??

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    1. Not so lame for the other side
      Grab the 500 and take them for a ride

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  13. That would just be weird. I don't know why people do that.

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    1. Trying to gain fame
      By making a claim

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  14. I can't get no ghosts to write nothing for me. Lazy punks

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    1. Lazy sobs they are
      At many a sand bar

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  15. ghostwriter is cool idea for new plot
    make him haunt the writer a lot,
    maybe a special momentum is near:
    a muse will whisper in writer's ear...

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    1. That would be rather neat
      Ghostwriter may not end up so sweet

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  16. Most enjoyable to read Pat.
    Yvonne.

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  17. Ghost writers are nothing but word catfishers and that's not cool.

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    1. Nope, not one bit
      Cool as umm shit

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  18. I wouldn't feel right about having a ghostwriter too. If I write it and it's crap, then at least I know I need to move on to something that I am actually good at.

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    1. Yeah, that is a good point
      Can go write greeting cards at your joint lol

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  19. orlin N cassie....de food servizz gurl reeded a storee once her troo lee liked...then her finded out it wuz ghost riten..... talk bout major diz a point mint ~~~ ♥♥♥

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    1. Well at least it was good
      Dumb author at their hood

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  20. Ghostwriters are abused writers hired by a person with a whip and no talent.

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    1. That sums it up well
      That whip has to hurt like hell

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  21. I can see it both ways and shall not judge. I had a friend (excellent writer) who ghost wrote for some celebrities. It paid the bills for her. Your rhyme is good- no ghost there.

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    1. Can't beat paying the bills
      That ought to bring thrills

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  22. I thought all ghost written books were identified as such! But as usual, I'm wrong. :)

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    1. Way wrong
      As they don't play along

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  23. I find it fascinating that Patterson has his own writers and at least he adds their names to the books.

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    1. True, I suppose
      Not super sunk lows

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  24. One of my most favorite writers ever did it...but no one found out until he was dead. It was so disheartening for me, and it made me a little angry too. Stephen Ambrose Fraud. Oh wait, I added that last name... lol, guess I'm still a little irked. ;)

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    1. lol irked you sure sound like it
      Death makes it not bother him a bit

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  25. It's ridiculous. A sad state of people who buy books because of a famous name.

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    1. Yep, that is all they do
      And celebrity ones are usually poo

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  26. I think those ghosts need to mind their own business!

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  27. I can't write.
    Not a bit.
    Day or night,
    It turns out shit.

    I relate to this on a spiritual level (pun completely intended)

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    1. lol spiritual at your coast
      As goes the ghost

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  28. Have you ever read a book
    With grammar and punctuation so bad
    You could never take a second look?
    To me, ghostwriting is a great big joke
    But I guess it keeps the author from going broke...

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    1. lol I've seen a few of those
      They sure can bring one's IQ to new lows

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  29. Having a ghost writer would defeat my purpose as a writer. It's not about getting your name out there and raking in bucks, at least not for me. It's about writing things I'm driven to writer. Like you'd I'd feel dirty. I have turned down requests from people I've known who've asked me to write papers for them. I have enough trouble handling my own writing! LOL Have a good one, Pat!

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    1. lol yeah that can be enough trouble
      Ghost writing would just make it double

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  30. I guess if it pays the bills
    I'm not one to judge
    But I think it's in bad taste
    And would make you feel like sludge

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  31. If you need a ghost to write
    what a sorry plight!

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  32. My husband has been a ghostwriter many times
    not for stories but letters, speeches and that kind.
    Just a part of his job
    as he makes the boss not look like a slob. haha.

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    1. haha that is more of a job thing though
      No fiction on the go

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  33. Well, I guess if you can't really write then a ghost writer might be a good thing to have.

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