Discussion in 'Novel General' started by Raven Evernight, May 8, 2021.
A ghost writer or the person that came up with the idea for the story
The ghost writer
A ghostwriter is a work-for-hire. It is usually for the person who came up with the idea. If the ghostwriter wants more money it should be in the contract.
Doesn't that depend on to what degree the the person that came up with the idea developed it before turning to the ghostwriter?
Like they could have planned out the whole story in detail but just not having the skill to put it into prose, while in other cases it might just be a very basic idea that the ghostwriter had to then develop for themselves.
Oh, ofcouse ghostwritter, becouse he did all the work by commercial success of the book. But, if autor of idia did also some assist work, hi also can claim his royality
The writing style and how well the story flows contributes a lot more to the story than just the idea of the story. There have been many non original ideas that have succeeded but there has never been a terribly written novel that succeeded so I'd say that the ghost writer deserves more. It's still up to the negotiations between the ghost author and the idea provider though.
The ghost writer because they take someone's idea and gives it life. They create the world of one's concept.
The ghost writer is being paid a certain amount by the author to ghost write for a reason, no...?
While I can agree on ghost writers getting higher pay depending on the amount and quality of writing they do, I don't think it makes sense for the ghost writers to make more money than their employer just because they're doing the grunt work.
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