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ghost writer

A writer (usually a professional) who assists in the writing of something (such as a book or speech) without taking credit for it. A: "I'm so impressed with the celebrity memoir I'm reading. I didn't expect this singer to be able to write so well!" B: "Yeah, she probably had a ghost writer!" Being the ghostwriter of some of the president's speeches is the greatest achievement of my life.
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In this article, I will analyse the various formal and discursive mechanisms used in The Ghost Writer to relate the identitarian crisis of its protagonists with the de-stabilizing effects that globalization and its subordinate phenomena are having on contemporary nations and their citizens.
Peter, who hails from Rhos and has been a professional playwright and ghost writer since 2004, added: "The Committee is about an imaginary theatre which forms an Events Committee to freshen up its programme.
Mrs Ramsay, a close friend of Victoria Beckham, said she was aware of the use of the ghost writer machine, which enabled other people to reproduce her husband's signature electronically, but thought it was for signing merchandising.
Kuttab Publishing founder Jamal Al Shehhi referred to Salha and Shakir as the Arab Ghost writers who have helped the special needs writer and painter to translate their thoughts into words.
His first ghost writer met an unfortunate and suspicious end after 'falling' into the sea before finishing the task.
New release 'The Ghost Writer' is a thriller which sees Ewan McGregor's life put in danger while working on a former British Prime Minister's memoirs.
He had written on his laptop 180 A4 pages...he had already told me how it was going to finish, so I gave a few bulletin points to a ghost writer to help them finish it because I wasn't quite in the right state to be creative enough."
Plot: The ghost writer of the memoirs of former Prime Minister Adam Lang (Brosnan) dies in mysterious circumstances.
The statesman intends to write his memoirs but when his current ghost writer dies in suspicious circumstances, Lang hires another nameless Ghost (McGregor) to restructure his prose.
Polanski finished work on "The Ghost Writer" while confined to his Swiss chalet.
BERLIN: Roman Polanski s new movie "The Ghost Writer" premiers on Friday at the Berlin film festival, but the director will be staying at home in Switzerland because of a sex case dating back more than 30 years.
His latest film "Ghost Writer," starring Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor, will be in competition at the Berlin film festival in February; however, Polanski will not be able to attend the festival.
Other films to compete for the Golden Bear Award include Benjamin Heisenberg''s "Der Raeuber" (Bandit), Indian director Karan Johar's "My Name is Khan," Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island" and Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer."
"Travel Within" was ghost written by Dave Cunningham, the release writer notes, seemingly forgetting that the idea is to keep the ghost writer anonymous.
Jane Daniel says she never would have been ordered to pay Defonseca and her ghost writer $32.4 million over her handling of profits from "Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years" had the jury known the book was filled with lies.