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Salem: B.R. O’Hagan on Ghostwriting
March 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writing in the Shadows: Ghostwriting for Top CEOs, the Ultra-Affluent, and National Political Figures.
On Wednesday March 4th, from 6:30 to 8:30PM, B.R. O'Hagan will present to the Salem chapter at the Scottish Rite Center.
Ghostwriting for top CEOs, the ultra-affluent, and national political figures is a highly specialized profession with its own unique set of rules and procedures. In his two-decade career, B.R. O’Hagan has written for clients as diverse as the CEO’s of several of the world’s largest corporations, a former US Secretary of State, two current US state governors, a former Director of the CIA, and the heads of 15 Fortune 500 companies. In this presentation, O’Hagan will discuss what it takes to be successful at this level, with a special focus on specific skills and attitudes the writer must master to produce work of lasting quality. Topics will include: how to find clients; what is it like to spend your writing career in the shadows; the rules that govern relationships with the ultra-affluent and political leaders; the one skill you must master above all others; why pre-conceived assumptions about your client can ruin the project; pay and perks, and much more. The presentation is audience interactive, with plenty of time for questions.
About B.R. O'Hagan:
B.R. attended UCLA, taught history, and worked in film and television. He has ghostwritten 24 published books for CEOs, national political figures, and ultra affluent clients. Several have become national bestsellers. He and his wife Lesli live in the Willamette Valley, where he writes in a converted barn in the pasture behind their home. https://www.brohagan.com