037 - Ghostwriter Derek Lewis

What do theremins and ghostwriting have in common? Nothing really. But they both seem mysterious, right? Well, ghostwriter Derek Lewis, is here to make the process a little less mysterious.

Today's guest, Derek Lewis, is a business ghostwriter and author in his own right. Contrary to popular belief, the ghostwriter doesn't just write a book under someone else's name. Derek compares the ghostwriter to a midwife. A facilitator of the text, but not the creator. And it's a lot harder than you'd think. It requires the ability to write in the voice of the "author". So you have to have writing skills and the ability to read people and understand them really well, and kind of become them. You can find out more about this mysterious career by listening now. 

Connect With Derek:
The Premise is the official podcast of The San Diego Writers Festival

If you like what we do please consider sponsoring us:
Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com