Ghost Writer (Apr 23 2012) ------------------------------------------------- When I was young, my guidance counselor asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up. I said “I want to be a writer.” The guidance counselor laughed. “Writer? Not a doctor? A lawyer?” “No, I want to be a writer.” “Nobody is a writer,” said the counselor. I pointed at his bookshelf. “Then who wrote those?” He picked one out. “Shakespeare. He’s dead.” He picked out another. “Freud. Dead.” Every book chosen, it was by someone dead. So, I got a typewriter, paper, and killed myself. People assume I’m a ghostwriter. But these days, I prefer editing. ------------------------------------------------- © 2005-2018 Laurence Simon