Frustration, time, and quality writing
If you’re struggling to write your book, you have a few options. You could just keep plugging away and hope for the best, or go to an editor, or hire a writing coach. Then there are ghostwriters. Why would you want to work with a ghostwriter?
I’m Liz Green, the writer behind Green Goose Ghostwriting. I work with entrepreneurs who want to write a book to demonstrate authority in their niche, boost their speaking engagements, and inspire others. If you love talking about your work find the writing feels hard, I can help you write your book and level-up your business.
Now, if you’ve been following my blog, you might’ve noticed my intro has been changing lately. It’s because I recently signed up for Jenny Shih’s business coaching course, and the first homework assignment was to work on our summary.
A summary is the statement that explains who you are, who you work with, and how you help them. Sometimes this is called an elevator pitch or an intro. Whatever you call it, you’ve probably worked on this in some guise in your own business.
Part of nailing a really descriptive summary is succinctly saying why someone would want to work with you. So I've been thinking about this a lot, and I want to share with you the three reasons a successful entrepreneur would want to work with a ghostwriter…
Three reasons to work with a ghostwriter
You're fed up of putting this project off, pushing it down the priority line, and not getting it done. You just want the damn book written, and you want to be done with the frustration around it.
A ghostwriter will get the book done so your business can finally start benefitting from it.
This might be where some of that frustration is coming from. You’re busy. Writing takes a lot of time.
When you work with a ghostwriter, you have to invest some time so your writer can learn your story and tune into your voice. But it’s a fraction of the time you’d have to spend to write every word yourself. Using a ghostwriter, you can write your book and still have time to work on your business and live the life you want.
- Quality of writing
Sometimes I forget to talk about this, but it’s a big deal. When you hire a professional writer, their quality of writing will be better than yours. (At least it bloody well should be!)
Yes, they’re going to use your words and mannerisms. But it's their job to make it engaging, exciting, and make your audience feel something when they read your words. (And that something shouldn’t be boredom.)
I’m still trying to convey these ideas in a concise way. Getting those concepts down to a single sentence is a challenge but it’s a lot of fun for someone like me to geek out over words.
Come back for the next video to see what I come up with.
And if you want some writing tips from 15 of today’s top entrepreneurs, all gathered in one place for you, enter your email below, join my email list, and I’ll send that your way.
See you next time.