I loved the show Cheers as a kid. Even more, I loved Night Court. Dan Fielding was an absolute gem of a character. I can still vividly see my father in fits of laughter over Bull's latest blunder or Woody's Idaho innocence.
Ignorance was bliss until that damned english teacher ruined the enjoyment. We learned about genres. We learned about themes. We learned about common threads of all great stories from the dawn of recorded literature. We even studied Shakespeare and saw how so many have copied him since.
I am now far more educated. Far more knowledgable. I can recognize and appreciate art at a much higher level. However, I lost a little innocence that day. Once I was able to quickly recognize the highly repetitious nature of everyday sitcoms, I could never appreciate Night Court the same way.
I am afraid I will deal you the same hand with this article about ghost writing - you had it coming ;-) Here is a list of famous stories and songs that were written by ...... ghostwriters.
1. CAROLYN KEENE & NANCY DREW MYSTERY STORIES
2. IAN FLEMING & THE JAMES BOND SERIES
3. TOM CLANCY
4. NAS & WILL SMITH
5. JAY Z & DRE
6. BEASTIE BOYS & RUN DMC
7. GEORGE LUCAS & THE STAR WARS SERIES
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I hope we've delicately opened your eyes to the prevalence of ghost writing. To me it simply goes to show how powerful marketing is and how powerful brands can be. Success is very often overweighted to a select few. It would be foolish not to capitalize on such luck.
This list seems endless and we've continued to update this article as we discover more examples of ghostwriting.
8. THE HARDY BOYS
Most of the Hardy Boys was ghost written, just like Nancy Drew.
Several books in the famous middle school series have been ghost written. All are credited to R. L. Stine.
10. virginia c. andrews
Virginia C. Andrews is credited with writing a dozen novels after her death. Sometimes the “ghost” part is taken a bit literally!
11. JAMES PATTERSON
James Patterson admits he is best at making outlines and coming up with ideas. He usually leaves the rest to ghost writers he employs. There are few living mystery writers more well-known than him.
12. ELLERY QUEEN
Ellery Queen is one of the most famous mystery writers to never have existed. The character was created by Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee. He was credited as the “author” and “editor” of several mystery novels and short fiction anthologies. Several famous authors have ghost written for the brand. This includes science-fiction giant Theodore Sturgeon.
The brand became huge, generating radio shows, TV series, feature films, comic books, and even board games.
13. JESSICA FLETCHER
The main character of the TV show Murder She Wrote is a writer who solves crimes. Several of the character’s novels have been published under her name.
14. RICHARD CASTLE
In the spirit of Jessica Fletcher, Richard Castle is also a TV character in his eponymous show. All the books that the character releases in the show have come out at roughly the same time as real books, all credited to him.
15. HELEN KELLER
This is the true spirit of ghost writing. For obvious reasons, Helen Keller couldn’t write her story herself. Annie and Tom Sullivan are the ones who got her words out.
Many politicians and celebrities also had their autobiographies ghost written, such as John McCain, Bill Clinton, Fidel Castro, Barack Obama, Jackie Chan, and Hulk Hogan.
17. LENNY BRUCE
The author of How To Talk Dirty and Influence People. Although most of the book was written by Lenny Bruce, he did hire a ghost writer to do several chapters and help organize the book.
18. HARRY HOUDINI
Harry Houdini’s short story Under the Pyramids was written by none other than H.P. Lovecraft.
Socratic dialogue by Socrates. This book was written entirely by Plato. He based it on the teachings of Socrates and his conversations with him.
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