Show 007: Rich Bullock – Perilous Suspense Fiction Writer
- Rich Bullock is a fiction author of perilous fiction series of ordinary people pursued by nasty ones. Storm Song, his second book in the Perilous fiction series, won a Genesis award. Rich talks in-depth about his journey to discover how to write suspense and his decisions to put his series in Amazon’s Kindle platform. He loves creating strong characters that draw his readers deeper into the stories.
- Fiction series
- Learning how to become a storyteller. Some people are natural storytellers while others are better at the mechanics of the whole thing. I was pretty good at the mechanics. I had to find something that had enough teeth in it to draw people in. I had no idea how complex writing fiction was. My challenge is to dig deep to find the right depth to each story.
- Creating the characters and the world as I want them – to create this pictorial scene that people can imagine in their own minds.
The Best Advice on Writing I Ever Received
- To know your character. You must know the characters well for your readers to care for them.
My Best Advice for Struggling Writers
- You have to be connected, even if it’s a writer’s group over Sykpe – it doesn’t have to be in the same genre. We need the stimulation of talking to other writers to keep your mind in the game and for accountability.
The Author That Inspires Me
- Dean Koontz
My Favorite Book on Writing
- Anything by James Scott Bell: Write your Novel from the Middle: A New Approach for Plotters, Pantsers, and Everyone in Between; Plot & Structure: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Plot That Grips Readers from Start to Finish; Super Structure: The Key to Unleashing the Power of Story; and Revision and Self Editing for Publication: Techniques for Transforming Your First Draft into a Novel That Sells.
How To Find Me
About Rich from his Amazon Author’s Page
Rich Bullock writes stories of ordinary people put in perilous situations, where lives are changed forever. Perilous Cove is his first published novel–it was a semi-finalist in the Zondervan First Novel Contest, 2009.
His second novel, Storm Song, won the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) 2010 Genesis Contest in suspense. Storm Song is available now. He is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Quills of Faith writing group in Redding, California.
His first writing experience was at ten years old on a well-used typewriter, where several keys added extra spaces after striking, and clearing the tangled print arms was a continual chore. The old machine lasted through high school all-nighters.
Fortunate to grow up in small-town San Luis Obispo, California, he developed an eye for settings that remind people of home. He now lives and writes in Redding, California where, on most days, he sees Mount Lassen, Mount Shasta, and the inside of Starbucks
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Rich Bullock – Author of the Perilous Fiction Series
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