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The Ghostwriter and the Prima Donna

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No worries, I am not writing about a romantic story, although it would be an interesting exercise. Today as I was researching the word ghostwriter I found out that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a Primo Uomo himself, was paid to ghostwrite music for wealthy patrons.

The reason I looked it up is because of a rather terse reaction I received on an inquiry about writing opportunities. I tried to understand and thought the word ghostwriter had developed a negative connotation, but non of the online information pointed that direction, in fact it is a rather common trade during this information and content famine. That left me with the idea that I might have inadvertently offended an authority.

Everybody is a writer during this Social Media era, even my 70 year old mom is posting on facebook every day and I can’t wait for her to start Tweeting! We used to have a dairy, with a lock on it. Today we share our personal ins and outs with facebook friends and the rest of the world. We text, we Tweet, we blog, we’re all looking for words, 24-7. See,  I didn’t really need a ghost, I just needed a business writer.

Do thou restrain the haughty spirit in thy breast, for better far is gentle courtesy. Homer                    

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Written by Monique DiCarlo

April 26, 2011 at 1:59 am

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