“You’re the Meat. I’m the Potatoes.”
You’ve been thinking about writing a book. You know you could use professional help to write your book. Yet pride stops you.
“I should be able to write my own book,” you tell yourself. “After all, it is my life, my business or in any case—my story. No one knows it better than me.”
All true: it is your story and it must be in your voice. A talented ghostwriter/collaborator WILL ensure that the book is in your voice, not theirs.
How do we ghostwriters do that?
Well I can tell you how I do: I get your story out of you, in your words, with your inflections, personality, colorful details and drama—through my unique interviews, all taped. Those are what I use to create our Table of Contents, and those interviews and follow-up “homework assignments” and conversations and continuous feedback on what is written to form the basis of the final book.
Think back: Why did you decide you MIGHT want to write a book? Was it to build your business? To attract a higher-paying national or even global audience as customers, clients or like-minded adherents? Was it to share your hard-earned life lessons in order to hopefully spare others some of the pain you endured? Was it to educate segments of the public? Was it to introduce a new way of seeing the world?
I always tell my prospective authors, right from the start, that no matter how unique they think their story is, that “There are no new stories. Shakespeare took care of that. But there are new voices…and that is exactly what we as a species need, continuously, as wake-calls and reminders and permissions.”
I am not here to pre-empt your voice: I am here to amplify it, so that the whole world can hear you.
Can we talk?