Aug 19, 2019
“The world has a weird way of introducing you to individuals.” - David Ritz
Today's featured bestselling & award-winning author is ghostwriter, biographer, and lyricist, David Ritz. David and I talk about selling yourself and how he became a ghostwriter for Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Grandmaster Flash and tons more!
Ghostwriting is sort of like acting because you are playing the role of another person but through writing.
Every book is a different challenge because it’s a different character.
Never let rejection paralyze you from getting your work published.
A ghostwriter’s job is to listen. Listen to make a living.
Selling is something you can like when you believe in what you’re selling.
A ghostwriter should write the book that they want to read and not the book they want to write.
“Don’t go crazy and try to make a living.”
David's Book: https://www.amazon.com/God-Groove-Blues-Journey-Faith/dp/150117715X
David's Site: http://ritzwrites.com/home.html
A special shout out goes to Marcus D (@marcusd) for his track, "Morning Light" from the Melancholy Prequel (Redux). This album can be copped through this link. https://marcusd.net/track/morning-light-2
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