Recently, I was talking to my friend and blogger Jenn@JennReneeRead and she brought up a subject I hadn't really thought about before...Ghost writers.
For those people, who, like me, had no idea what this was, a ghost writer is someone who writes under the name of someone else. They usually take on the writing style of the original author. James Patterson is a widely used example. He has so many ideas, and no time to write them, so he uses ghost writers. Zoe Sugg's book, Girl Online, also used a ghost writer.
Ghost writers can technically be used for anything, such as plays, articles, reports, and even blog posts. BLOG posts. This may not be me right now....
So what's the controversy? Some people say it's not fair that ghost writers don't get the credit and that the so-called "author" does. However, ghost writers are fully aware of the fact that they won't be acknowledged and are signing up for it when they take the job. Also their pay check is craaaazzyyyy.
I'd never thought of ghost writers before, but now I want to check them out and learn more about them.
What's your opinion? Have you heard of ghost writers? If so, do you think it's fair?