Tweets of the Week: Fly the Coop

James Patterson will take your $90 to teach you how to write — er, I mean find a ghostwriter.

Someone needs to tell James Patterson to give up the ghost. Ghostwriters, that is.

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“Actually, there may be a trades descriptions issue there – though likely for rather than Patterson himself. As any fule kno, Patterson co-writes most of his bestsellers with a slew of credited co-writers, so in fact, he’s co-author of most or all of those 19 consecutive No. 1 New York Times Best Sellers. And I’m not clear on whether the class includes advice on how to engage your own co-author and get them to take second billing, but obviously that’s one of his tricks of the trade …” Read the rest at TeleRead.

See also: Why Literature is No Longer Art. 

[BLA and GB Gabbler (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. They are on facebook, twitter, tumblr, goodreads, and Vulcan’s shit list.]

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