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  • Writer's pictureLaura Schaefer

How did you feel about gym class when you were in elementary school?

I was a solid "nay."

I had giant glasses.

I got hit in the face during dodgeball. (They called it murder ball at my school in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in the '80s. So.)

The funny thing is that having to go to gym class made me LESS athletic than I might've been otherwise... because it heaped all this embarrassment and shame on the whole thing for me. I was so awkward at pretty much every sport.

But that's not where the story ends, of course.

Once I discovered jogging at my own pace in adulthood, not to mention yoga and super-fun Lindy Hop swing dancing, I became fit and happy to move. 

So, where does that leave us on P.E.?

I completely understand the value of getting the kiddos moving during the school day. I really do...our bodies are not just inert carriers for our brains. 

But I wish we gave kids more of a choice about how to do it.

It's the same thing with writing and producing a book. The core principle behind it -- sharing your wisdom with the next generation -- is absolutely solid. No question. 

But getting the "how" part correct (FOR YOU) is what matters. For some people, it's butt-in-chair diligence. Grinding it out.

For others, it's talking to me, a ghostwriter in Florida, once a week.

Hiring a ghostwriting partner is like finding the fitness habit that makes things fun for your unique interests and abilities.

It's not murder ball.

Hi, I'm Laura. Need some help with your book? Email me.

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