Will you write my story naked?

Will you write my story naked?

Recently I ran some ads online for a ghostwriting offer, and one intrepid critter texted me:

Will you write my story whilst naked?

Unlike many people whom I know, I take every approach at face value. That means that I accept that the intent was genuine unless proven otherwise.

Like the guy who wanted help because he was starting a business as a stripper for people in private karaoke rooms.

I’ll admit, I did wonder if it was real. So I treated it as a genuine business enquiry. And it was a genuine business enquiry. I referred him to a digital ads agency, so he’d get a faster ROI.

The random naked query was odd.

Having worked alongside sex workers, however, I know that this is a common-ish kind of request, for women to do a thing (like blow up and play with balloons) while naked. So why not write stories while naked?

Fun fact: The use of “whilst” can enable you to estimate a person’s age.

So what did I reply?

I replied that I’m a professional writer, not a sex worker, and that they would be better off approaching the girls at S.I.N. (the Sex Industry Network). I gave them some links and contact details.

When you’re working in this area, you sometimes get all kinds of weird and wacky requests. Though it’s more common if you’re entrepreneurial rather than employed, I’d hope!

I’m telling you this because in today’s world, ladies in particular leap to the worst assumptions. They assume that people are sexist, violent, power hungry, taking the mickey, etc. When, actually, 99% of the time they’re genuine and don’t see anything unusual in their queries.

You’re better off taking every approach at face value because that’s what a professional does.

You can train yourself out of assumption.

In fact, it’s essential if you’re going to produce accurate and creative content.

But it’s really hard to see your own defaults without help.

This is why I coach content athletes to better understand, and improve, their practises.

The fee is $500 USD per month. If you’re serious about your practise, and you really want to make it fly, challenge yourself to make it back by diligent and persistent application to the method, and dedication to your improvement.

I say that because I take serious students only. I refuse more of them than I accept.

If you think you might make the grade, you can discover more at https://brutalpixie.aweb.page/content-athlete-coaching

Leticia “weirdo magnet” Mooney

Leticia Mooney

The Brutal Pixie is Leticia Mooney. Race: Eladrin, Class: Publisher. --- Leticia is Australia's foremost authority on publishing in a business context. She ghostwrites for, and advises, entrepreneurial individuals in the professional services.

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