Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – Z

Here’s my last post for the A-Z Challenge 😦

ZZ is for Zoella

Zoe Sugg aka online as Zoella is a beauty, fashion and lifestyle YouTuber and blogger and at the end of last year published a book called Girl Online.  Whatever your opinion is of this young woman, you’ve got to give her credit, she’s carved herself a very successful career from social media and vlogging.

The purpose for me selecting her as for my Z post is her book Girl Online. After the book was released at the end of November, it transpired that she’d not written the book herself but had used a ghostwriter.

“A ghostwriter is a writer who writes books, manuscripts, screenplays, scripts, articles, blog posts, stories, reports, whitepapers, or other texts that are officially credited to another person.”

My discussion question to you is does it matter that she used a ghostwriter? After all she had the story, the characters and the experiences just not necessarily the expertise to write it. Does it matter if anyone uses a ghostwriter and passes it off as their own? I suspect the ghostwriters themselves are handsomely paid so are just providing a service. Personally,  I don’t think she did anything wrong in using a ghostwriter. I think she’s in a time sensitive career and should milk it for everything she can get because potentially this ‘job’ she does may not last for ever. As long as she’s not doing anything illegal – fair play to the girl!  What may irk some people or her fans is that she wasn’t totally upfront about it and didn’t confirm until it was outed so to speak. Katie Price aka model/celebrity Jordan openly admits to using a ghostwriter.

What are your thoughts on ghostwriting?

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2 thoughts on “Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – Z

  1. Wolf of Silence says:

    Its not really completely ghostwriting. She came up with the story and character. Sure she had help but what writer doesn’t have some help? DOES NOT mean she had a ghostwriter. But, if she did I don’t think it should change how people see her and HER book. The book is really good whether she wrote the whole story or not.

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    • bookboodle says:

      I totally agree with you. I think it was all blown out of all proportion. The whole ghostwriting topic with Zoella just made for an interesting topic for Z and I thank you for your comment 🙂

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