Archive for the ‘Craft’ Category

A Whole Old Genre

Posted: 8th November 2017 by Rich Bullock in Craft, Publishing

James Scott Bell has done it again! “How to Write Pulp Fiction” is the newest release by my friend, James Scott Bell, and it’s all about how Old is the new New. Pulp fiction has been around since the beginning of paperback books, and the style of writing has been featured in everything from Sci-Fi […]

Shooting the Glock 38mm. Oops.

Posted: 1st March 2017 by Rich Bullock in Craft
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Not getting it right. I began reading a new novel last night. It sounded promising—woman on the run; rugged hero living in the wild—and it started with high action. Then, almost immediately, I was tripped up by an error. The man had a “38-millimeter Glock tucked into the waist” of his pants. Sounds rugged, manly, […]

New Interview on Writers & Authors on Fire

Posted: 24th March 2015 by Rich Bullock in Craft

Interview with John Vonhof I recently spoke with John Vonhof, a long-time writing acquaintance, and he asked me a few questions about my writing and my path to publication. You can read the interview here at the Writers & Authors on Fire website: A Podcast of the interview will be available on iTunes soon.

“Too much killing and violence”

Posted: 14th October 2013 by Rich Bullock in Craft, Desperation Falls

Accurate Reviews One reader said they couldn’t get into my book, Perilous Cove, because there was too much killing and violence. The person gave it a 1-star rating. So, they didn’t read the book, but felt qualified to review it. I’ve done a lot of writing since Perilous Cove, so my memory might be faulty but, […]

Worst Opening Lines

Posted: 15th August 2013 by Rich Bullock in Craft

The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2013 – Winners! The winners of the Bulwer-Lytton worst opening line contest for 2013 were announced awhile back. Bulwer-Lytton wrote the famous first line: “It was a dark and stormy night…” which went straight downhill from there. Now the contest draws some of the most creative writers who work to construct […]

The Hardest Thing About Writing A Story

Posted: 20th October 2012 by Rich Bullock in Craft, Scrivener, Technology

   Keeping the timeline of a story straight is always a challenge for me, especially when I have two or three main characters whose plots intertwine. Today, I made a new Reference document in my writing application, Scrivener. I took screenshots of monthly calendars (I used the Grab application and the Calendar Widget on my Macintosh), […]

Lisa Marie Presley – Writing to Music

Posted: 24th May 2012 by Rich Bullock in Craft

Do you write to music? I do. In fact, just listening to certain songs practically compel me to grab my laptop and head for Starbucks. I recently downloaded Lisa Marie Presley’s new album, Storm & Grace. I’d never thought about writing a story about deep Louisiana, but her songs take me there in a heartbeat. […]