Reckless Road: Guns N’ Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction with Jason Porath
In Reckless Road, author Jason Porath unveils the true stories behind Guns N’ Roses. Through a collaboration with Marc Canter, a close friend of the band for many years, he used his writing expertise to turn an archive of photos, videos, and interviews into a captivating narrative history of the early days of one of rock and roll’s biggest bands. To check out Reckless Road, follow the link below.
Jason is the author of Reckless Road: Guns N’ Roses and the Making of Appetite for Destruction as well as Mugshots: A Celebration of the Journey from Ruin to Redemption. He’s won multiple achievement awards for his work and his writing has been translated into eight languages. Jason’s background with multimedia storytelling spans a wide array of mediums including documentary films, photojournalism, mobile apps and technology startups. He was a pioneer with some of the first iOS storytelling apps to hit the market and founded Storycode, a storytelling mobile app development agency, which he sold in 2015.
Marc has entrusted Jason with his vast archive of photographs, recordings and stories to create entertaining and engaging products for generations of Guns N’ Roses fans around the world.
Whether you’re traditionally published or indie, writing a good book is only the first step in becoming a successful author. The days of just turning a manuscript into your editor and walking away are gone. If you want to succeed in today’s publishing world, you need to understand every aspect of the business – editing, formatting, marketing, contracts. It all starts with a good book, then the real work begins.
Join international bestselling author J.D. Barker and indie powerhouses, J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon, as they gain unique insight and valuable advice from the most prolific and accomplished authors in the business.
In this episode, you’ll discover:
- If Jason ever predicted a GNR reunion
- How his collaboration with Marc came about
- How to internally deal with a pivot
- The Hero’s Journey of Guns n’ Roses
- How he built a narrative from Marc’s archive of content
J. D. Barker – http://jdbarker.com/
J. Thorn – https://theauthorlife.com/
Zach Bohannon – https://zachbohannon.com/
Reckless Road – https://mybook.to/RecklessRoad
Story Rubric – http://storyrubric.com
Nonfic Rubric – http://nonficrubric.com
Proudly sponsored by Kobo Writing Life – https://kobowritinglife.com/
Music by Nicorus – https://cctrax.com/nicorus/dust-to-dust-ep
Voice Over by Rick Ganley – http://www.nhpr.com and recorded at Mill Pond Studio – http://www.millpondstudio.com
Contact – https://writersinkpodcast.com/dev/contact/
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1 year ago
Hi guys, interesting show this week; when are you going to come clean and rename the podcast ‘Rock Recollections’ or Metal Memories’ ? 🙂
I love JD’s wife’s idea that every present you open before Christmas turns into clothes – sounds like an idea for a picture book to me.
I looked up ‘Rejected Princesses’ and bought it immediately as it’s a great resource for fantasy female ideas, both protagonist and antagonist.
Jason has led a fascinating life and I give him a ton of kudos for recognising the opportunities and acting on them.
Do you think there is a danger that getting interested in Film, Documentaries, Podcasts, TV, IP, NFTs, AI, etc. could dilute success comparted to concentrating on one thing and doing it well? Today we seem to be bombarded with the next big thing and FOMO can be a drug.
1 year ago
Great question. There’s a fine line between exploiting your IP and getting distracted from creating it.