Literary Panel Q&A with First Time Author: Ryan Danz (Video 2)

This series of videos is taken from the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco (August 2013) in which a panel of distinguished persons and me, in the literary world came together to offer their insight on the authoring, representation, publishing and marketing process.  The panel includes renowned literary agent Elizabeth Larsen  (Larsen-Pomada), executive editor Nancy Hancock (at Publishing house HarperCollins), first time author Ryan Danz (Jiu Jitsu Jurisprudence) and the panel’s moderator executive editor Jon Malysiak (Flagship imprint of ABA Publishing). 

The questions being asked:

Q1: How did you get a book deal?

A1: Short answer, the exposure from being on The Amazing Race combined with popular blog (and background in law and jiu jitsu) led Flagship executive editor to reach out and inquire about exploring potential for submitting formal proposal.

Q2: What was the writing time/process like on a day-to-day basis?

A2: Short answer, 4-5hrs nearly every day.  1/2 the book, home office, Lake Tahoe cabin.  1/2 the book at Starbucks, Solana Beach.

Literary Panel Q&A with First Time Author: Ryan Danz (Video 1)

Starting today I will begin running a weekly (or more frequent) video installment from the Q&A from the Authors Symposium that took place in San Francisco, CA in August 2013.  This is installment #1.

This series of videos is taken from the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco (August 2013) in which a panel of distinguished persons and me, in the literary world came together to offer their insight on the publishing process.  The panel includes renowned literary agent Elizabeth Larsen  (Larsen-Pomada), executive editor Nancy Hancock (at Publishing house HarperCollins), first time author Ryan Danz (Jiu Jitsu Jurisprudence) and the panel’s moderator, executive editor Jon Malysiak (Flagship imprint of ABA Publishing). 

The question being responded to: “What was your biggest struggle in the authoring process?”

 

Q: What was your biggest struggle in the authoring process?

A: In a few words, trying to keep my ‘voice’ for 60,000-70,000 words. Even with technical content. Especially with technical content.