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new article fear of writing

New Article: Fear of writing

by David Patterson
December 10,2014

fear of writingA lot of people have a fear of writing. They almost always fall into one of two groups. There are those who know they would be a great writer if they could just find the time to start something, or finish what they’ve started. And then they’re the people who claim they couldn’t write if their life depended on it. Why is fear of writing so prevalent?

Ghostwriting certification program

Ghostwriting certification program offered

David Patterson
October 4, 2013

Claudia SuzanneClaudia Suzanne has been a force for getting respect and opportunities for ghostwriters. Among other things she runs a program at California State University Long Beach that leads to certification as a professional ghostwriter. Registration is open for the next class.

Claudia is the founder and chair of Ghostwriters Unite, which produced the first ever conference of ghostwriters this past May. I was a faculty member at the conference and it was one of the most rewarding such events in which I have ever participated.

Claudia has pulled a good team of writers around her and I am sure that anyone interested in ghostwriting will benefit from the certification program and classes.

Elegant writing

New article: Elegant writing

David Patterson
July 9, 2013

Posted a fresh article on elegant writing, what it is, and why it produces the most effective nonfiction books. I have striven to produce elegant writing all my career. The goal is to say the most with the least complexity. Basically to get your writing out of the way of the reader. Read the article