Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions from Interviewers (Part 10 of 22)

Many of your books are collaborations. What is the difference between writing collaboration and ghostwriting?

For the first dozen years I wrote for others, it was truly ghostwriting. That means readers didn't know who wrote the book. For example, I wrote books for celebrities such as Joyce Meyer; Franklin Graham; and Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A.

Collaboration has two meanings. First, you get credit on the book—shown by with Cecil Murphey, as I did with Gifted Hands and 90 Minutes in Heaven.

Second, if you write with someone but much of the writing is yours, you're also a collaborator and you have the word and before your name. (I did three additional books with Don Piper, all with and.)

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