How My First Ghostwriting Project Died An Unfortunate Death

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And how it got me the first in a series of book deals

In this case, the named writer was a grief counselor who had a grant to write about death and dying, and the developmentally disabled (the correct terminology back then). He wasn’t a writer and saw the project as a career development move. So he brought me in to write it. I honestly don’t remember how much it paid but it was in the low $1000s, which was real money for me back then.

Background Research

Watch Homer Simpson experience all five in under a minute here.

The Interviews

*This facilitated communication process was very controversial back then as it was believed, by some, that the facilitator was actually doing the typing and answering the questions. However, I found it believable in that situation.

A lost twin

The takeaway

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Former software marketer. Former musician. Writer, nine non-fiction books, two novels, Buddhist, train lover. Amateur cook, lover of life most of the time!

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