This is cool on so many levels. If you clicked his name, you might have noticed that it took you to a UK website–Rick’s publisher. I’m sure this comes as news to you, but anything UK just makes me grin. Rick’s first novel, Hellfire, an international thriller, is set in Wales. I didn’t know Rick had a book out, and now I have a new British-setting book to read. Score!
[Speaking of Wales, the Resident Storm Chaser and I have just discovered Torchwood and we love it. I’d been told it was a spinoff of Dr Who and hadn’t watched it figuring I didn’t know enough Dr Who to spin off… was wrong. Totally. Wrong. Torchwood rocks. Sorry, I digress.]
Rick knows I am a big proponent of the writing tools of Blake Snyder as described in his books, beginning with Save The Cat! , which is why he let me know about his presence on the blog. I’m so glad he did. If you are a writer who has struggled with the one-page synopsis, let Rick tell you how he used Save the Cat’s beat sheet to conquer that mountain. Or, as I call it, beating the cat.
Yes. One single page can be a mountain. Writers? Am I wrong?
I love when former students check in to let me know what’s going on in their careers. Thanks, Rick!