I love this idea of writing books for the people you believe in.
My first major ghostwriting project was a non-fiction book for my mentor (and the man who would become my father-in-law). I believed in the book and I still do, even after I slaved at it for four months. Most of all, though, I believe in him.
Soon I will begin a book for another friend and mentor. He is the best public speaker I’ve ever seen, and I can’t wait to help him build his platform. He’s going to change the world.
And my father, who I love and admire, recently asked me to edit his long-shelfed novel.
What if we writers all spent our first years serving someone else’s dream instead of our own? What if we wrote someone else’s book (or books) first?
Part of my dream is to write books for all the people I admire and believe in. All the people I know who are, right now, changing the world.
Before that comes the questions: what if we writers acted like servants first, prodigies later?
Practice communicating someone else’s story.
Think of the one person you admire the most.
Spend fifteen minutes writing about how they are changing the world.