Aug. 19, 2019

173 - "The God Groove" with David Ritz (@davidritz)

173 - "The God Groove" with David Ritz (@davidritz)

“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...


“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!

 

Key Takeaways:

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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