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Monday, March 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Real Art & Economics of Ghostwriting

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They say everyone has a book in them. NYT bestselling author Joni Rodgers notes that everyone has a spleen too, but it takes a special skillset to get it out and make it something you'd want to display on a shelf. A proficient ghostwriter saves a starlet from embarrassing herself in her memoir, injects a CEO’s motivational tome with humor and compassion, and spins a politician’s peccadillo into a *roman a clef*. Doctor a speech here, pimp a proposal there, follow clients from the Hollywood Hills to posh White House receptions to the underbelly of a rock concert—then disappear. That's ghost life.
In reality, ghostwriting is more mindset than skillset. There's no room for ego, but income potential far exceeds the average income earned by the vast majority of writers.
With freelance editor Jerusha Rodgers covering technical issues and the elements of an effective book proposal, Joni offers the unvarnished truth about making a living—and a life—as a celebrity ghostwriter.

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Joni Rodgers

FounderStella LinkNYT bestselling author Joni Rodgers “is a pure storyteller,” says Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. “She writes with a lyricism, wit, humanity and joy that make her books impossible to put down.”
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Jerusha Rodgers

OwnerRabid Badger EditingWith a degree in English and a lifetime of reading under her belt, Jerusha set out to change the literary world one tweet at a time. After an internship in social media marketing and several projects as an assistant on high profile ghostwriting gigs with a... Read More →



Monday March 10, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Omni Downtown, Lone Star 700 San Jacinto

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