by Kim Niemi
When we started our discussion, weeks ago, on the various types of ghostwriting jobs out there, we were working our way up to the Holy Grail of ghosting, the novel. You want a nice big payday all at once? Then the job you want to land is ghosting a celebrity memoir, or writing the next installment in a famous author’s bestselling series, etc. But is that selling yourself short as a writer? Is it, in fact, selling out?
The short answer is yes. And no.
Creative people are constantly asked to weigh their artistic integrity against their need for an income. But what if using your creative talent in a marketable way – i.e., “selling out” – actually opens doors for you to accomplish personal artistic goals as well?
Let’s take a look at some ghostwriting-specific pros and cons:
Do you agree? Disagree? Tell us below how you balance ghostwriting with other projects.