Behind the Scenes: Ghostwriting

Course Code: BCPW 4005

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This course introduces students to the field of ghostwriting. It provides an overview of the many industries that rely on ghostwriting as well as approaches to the ghostwriting process. Throughout this writing-intensive course, students read and analyze ghostwritten works and then complete a wide range of ghostwriting assignments ranging from articles and blogs written for corporate clients to speeches written for politicians and monologues written for comedians. Students thereby learn how to lose concern for their personal voices, creating and revising work that mimics a multitude of clients. This course also investigates the ethics of ghostwriting, particularly in the current medical and academic marketplaces.