Ghost Writing: Good or Bad?
I have never put a whole lot of thought into ghost writers. For those of you who don't know what this is, it's basically when you craft a story but someone else does the writing. Or at least that's my understanding. I think there are different levels of ghost writing. One is where the ideas, story, and characters are all your own and you have someone else writing down your thoughts with some suggestions. Another would be for you to come up with an idea and then have someone else shape the actual story. Again, this is my understanding so it could be completely wrong.
Over the last year or so there has been some controversy surrounding ghost writing. I honestly don't really care one way or the other. I definitely think it's something the author should acknowledge, giving credit to the other person. Even discussing exactly what their process as creator/ghost writer was. But if the book is good (whether it be fiction, non-fiction, etc), then I don't much mind who did the writing or who came up with the ideas. Knowing that a book was ghost written would not sway me to read or not read it. What the book itself is about would do that.
What are your thoughts on ghost writers? Like it, dislike it, don't care?